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Crisis Intervention

There's No One Solution to Improving Interactions Between Police and People with Mental Illnesses

The Stepping Up Initiative | Posted 08.28.2016 | Impact
The Stepping Up Initiative

By Michael D. Thompson This piece was originally published in Scientific American on Aug. 28, 2016. You've undoubtedly heard about the recent report...

Jamycheal Mitchell: Mentally Ill, Criminalized, and Killed by the System

Vanessa Baden Kelly | Posted 09.02.2016 | Politics
Vanessa Baden Kelly

America is "treating" mental illness through incarceration -- and the price we are paying as a country is enormous.

The Best 4-Letter Word I Know

Abbe Land | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Abbe Land

I have a favorite 4-letter word that packs a powerful punch. No, it isn't one that TV censors would rush to *bleep* out, nor is it a word that writers replace with %*#'s and $@%'s. However, it does carry a "bad word" stigma that it doesn't deserve. The word in question is, surprisingly, "Help."

Code Lavender and Preventing PTSD in Health Care

Dike Drummond, M.D. | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Dike Drummond, M.D.

Code lavender has been touted as a burnout prevention tool in the press. It actually serves a totally different function in the stressful world of the hospital.

How to Endure the Shock of a Crisis

Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Swati Desai, Ph.D., LCSW

When you are facing a crisis, wait for the answer to come and some unexpected gate to open. Allow yourself such psychological flexibility of holding two seemingly opposite experiences at the same time, honoring the negative feelings but to be actively open to receive answers at the same time.

Teen Suicide and Contagion

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 07.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Greenberg

The idea of a teen committing suicide and of a young life being abbreviated is almost too painful to think about. A new study suggests that the phenomenom of "suicide contagion" is sadly alive and well among teens.

Is Your Child a Limit Tester? Three Essential Steps for Closing Your Loopholes

Signe Whitson | Posted 04.25.2012 | Parents
Signe Whitson

When a parent can keep the child focused on the self-destructive pattern of manipulating reality to suit personal desires, rather than getting distracted by the infuriating behavior and persistent rationalizations, both parent and child benefit.

Honor Your Life

Jay Tavare | Posted 08.23.2011 | Impact
Jay Tavare

The air smelled of smoke from the fires raging in the Southwest, but foremost in my mind was excitement to see my friends and family on the reservation. Whenever I make a trip to the Apache rez, it is their love that always leaves me humbled.

A Tale of Two Eras

Jonathan Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jonathan Bernstein

When crises occur, someone is usually spewing the word via every available communications orifice -- Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc. -- ad infinitum. But most organizations don't engage in crisis response that quickly.