The human experience of trauma is both universal and yet curiously under-recognized as a factor that can influence perception, emotion and behavior. Trauma can effect a person’s ability to cope with everyday situations as well as their ability to form lasting bonds with others. Here you can read about the psychological effects of war and disasters, adverse childhood experiences, torture, sexual violence, and solitary confinement. .
Mental health awareness is on the rise in fire stations across the state, but an NBC Bay Area investigation found some departments still lack critical services.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) in its report faulted branches of the Department of Defense for having policies inconsistent with official Pentagon rules for post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or sexual trauma.
If clinical trials yield positive results, a handful of these drugs could become prescription medicines in the next decade. The furthest along in this process is MDMA, which is showing promise in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
We know that trauma can last a lifetime; extreme harm and deprivation can impede a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and academic progress. As a society, we owe all our children safety, support, opportunity and help finding a way forward.
Stress. Trauma. Abuse. Suicide. Depression. Anxiety. So many children and parents in the School District suffer from these conditions that readers might approach these stories with apprehension or give in to the urge to look away.
Six-year-old Mustafa suffers nightmares, cries at the sound of airplanes and occasionally wets himself, symptoms that worsened last year when an explosion in Mosul killed his cousin and wounded his father before his eyes.
Rape survivors are being left behind along with millions of other people who lack access to quality mental health care, chronically underfunded all over the world.
More needs to be done to determine whether domestic violence is at the root of subsequent illnesses and injuries such as high blood pressure, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
With floods — as well as storms, heat waves and droughts — expected to increase in frequency thanks to climate change, the impact such trauma may have on the minds of those affected is something doctors, policymakers and governments are considering when planning services to help populations at-risk.
A Magnolia lawmaker hopes a group study can help tackle a perceived problem with first responders’ access and use of mental health services. State Rep. Cecil Bell filed House Bill 1794, which would create the Work Group on Mental Health Access for First Responders, a proposed 14-person panel that will study different issues related to Read more
Being bullied during childhood might have lifelong health effects related to chronic stress exposure, including an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes in adulthood, a study has showed. Read more.
For many traumatized clients, even beginning to explore a traumatic event can be an act of bravery. According to therapist and trauma expert Janina Fisher, in order for clients to take this first step, they first need to be empowered.
The two-day conference will feature keynote speaker Dr. Dan Siegel and will bring together over 650 professionals and organizations to learn about trauma and trauma-informed care.
For resettlement and medical professionals working with North Korean migrants like Lee, a major step in providing effective mental health interventions is convincing defectors that the issues they face are diagnosable and treatable.
Do you have a history of trauma (i.e., abuse, neglect, psychological or emotional chaos growing up, etc)? Trauma can include a host of experiences, too many to name here. But trauma is a powerful consequence of emotional and psychological chaos.
San Francisco: The Power of Alignment and “Commitment to Change Training” in Trauma-Informed Systems Change
The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) recognizes that trauma and toxic stress are critical public health concerns, with detrimental effects on individuals, agencies and across generations. Read more…
Nova Scotians who make their living at sea say more robust and immediate mental health support is needed for communities when a fisherman is lost to the crashing waves of the North Atlantic. Read more…
As we focus on legislative solutions for Veterans Affairs reform, we need to be clear-eyed about the reality of veterans’ needs as much as about the narratives we intentionally or unintentionally are crafting. Read more…
Pueblo, CO, clinic rewrites the book on primary medical care by asking patients about their childhood adversity
When staff members of a primary care medical clinic started asking parents about their adverse childhood experiences and the resilience factors in their lives, the results were so positive that they expanded the program. Read more…