By Sawyer Buccy, News On 6:
A Green Country firefighter is using Facebook to help first responders struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide. Hominy Firefighter Duane Kellogg says he is sick of losing people he loves to suicide. He says he created the group First Responders Against Suicide to give first responders a place they can go and talk, get support and swap stories from people who have been through similar situations.
In his 19 years with the Oklahoma Army National Guard and his 14 years as a firefighter, Duane Kellogg has helped save lives and has also experienced loss.
“I just back this year from Kosovo flying Medivac. I was a sniper in Afghanistan,” said Hominy Firefighter Duane Kellogg.
Kellogg says he has struggled with depression for years because of the things he has experienced.
He wasn’t the only one struggling. Over the years, he has lost his father and countless friends to suicide.
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