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The New York chapter of the National Organization for Women is using a new campaign to highlight sexual assault survivors who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. In response to the viral #MeTo...
Often associated with veterans returning from war zones, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may not seem like something that might affect a child. But actually more than two thirds of children in t...
Prince Harry speaking at an event on mental health at the Ministry of Defence, in Whitehall, London.
Mental health issues can be life altering, but they are also incredibly common. If you're struggling, know that support is out there. An estimated one in five American adults will deal with a mental h...
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"Mental fitness" should be at the heart of armed forces' training and support, Prince Harry announced today as he launched a new partnership between the Ministry of Defence and his Royal Foundation. T...
Sam Rhodes, founder of Warrior Outreach.
Horrific events like the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the devastating hurricanes in Houston, Florida and Puerto Rico don't just cause distress the moment they're happening. The effects linger on ― s...
Twenty U.S. veterans die by suicide every day.
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Christina's sister was 28 when she was formally diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, though Christina, who asked that we not use her last name to protect her family's privacy, says there ha...
MDMA is the main active chemical in the drug Ecstasy.
As Texas begins to rebuild its buildings and roadways in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, survivors of the catastrophic storm, along with the medical professionals who treat them, may face psychological...
A new study has found that involuntary paralysis is a common response to sexual assault.
Scientists in the United Kingdom are preparing to conduct the world's first clinical trial looking into the potential therapeutic effects that MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy, could have on peo...
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Last winter, a judge in Turin, Italy, acquitted a 46-year-old man who had been accused of sexually assaulting a female colleague. His rationale for tossing the case, The Washington Post reported, was...
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Many people often ask me: "You’re a paramedic, what’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen?”
On Thursday afternoon, the American Health Care Act passed in the House by a slim margin ― and the effect it will have on women specifically could be devastating. Simply put, the bill would allow stat...
‘There’s a lot of shame attached to mental illness, you feel like something’s wrong with you.’
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How the police officers and lawyers cope with the traumatic cases they face every day.
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We need to better understand what six years of 'toxic stress' means for children who have only known war.
A former police officer was subjected to extensive physical and video surveillance by an insurance company, even after its psychiatrist diagnosed him as "badly depressed, if not at risk of suicide" an...
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Anyone can be affected by PTSD.
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From a bloke who's dodged bullets and bombs, taken on a 600kg cow head to head on my family farm, and owned being a dad, hardening up was exactly the issue. I was so hard I couldn't feel.
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This group of public servants face very similar work and tasks to military personnel. Although they are receiving some interest and support, it will take a lot more work to bridge the gap between what is being done and what needs to be done.
While there may be no cure, there is awareness and there is understanding. There is healing in coming out from the shadow of our shame and bringing our stories into the light. As we begin to mend ourselves, we begin to mend each other. There is hope in simply knowing we are not alone.