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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

15 Things I Did at 35 to Be Unstoppable at 40

Tara-Nicholle Nelson | Posted 11.20.2015 | Women
Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Beyond just the financial, I live an abundant, healthy life I love to look at -- and love to live. Is life perfect? Definitely not. But it is beautiful. And it was hard won.

A Salute to My Father

Michael Gordon Bennett | Posted 11.09.2015 | Politics
Michael Gordon Bennett

I'm honored to be the son of a veteran. Watching dad put on that uniform everyday for over 20 years, and his complete dedication to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America, often at the expense of time with his family, brings a wistful tear to my eye.

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.

Healing Intergenerational Trauma

Jennifer Ka | Posted 11.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jennifer Ka

I feel the detrimental effects of war and violence. My parents are Khmer Rouge genocide survivors, and they carried with them a world of hurt. I did n...

Joaquim Jitters Trigger Hurricane Sandy Flashbacks

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

Thursday, October 1st. 3:30 pm: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was saying that Hurricane Joaquin could reach Long Island around Tuesday morning., October 6th. We should get our emergency "Friends and Family" plans in place. And prep those go-kits.

Rethinking Restraints -- They're Not Just for Special Needs Children Like Mine

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 10.28.2015 | Impact
Bonnie Zampino

I know I should have been shocked by the video of the student being thrown to the floor in a classroom in South Carolina. But I wasn't. As the mother of a child with autism, I know all about the use of restraints and seclusion.

Unlock Brain Potential to Protect Against Decline

Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D.

While our ability to improve brain health is becoming more widespread in the neuroscience community, the general public is still largely unaware of pivotal steps that can be taken to make the brain more resilient to decline or injury and regenerate after cognitive losses.

Jury Duty Notice Provoked My PTSD

Sezin Koehler | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

The simple piece of paper with a jury summons notice was enough to erase every moment of healing I've accomplished since the then and now. This piece of paper made me want to flee the country that caused me so much damage, like I ended up doing in 2002 after my suicide attempt.

ReThink Review: Room - A World to Create, Protect, and Discover

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.16.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Room is one of the year's most surprising and touching movies, which could have never happened without Larson and Tremblay's totally believable performances that turn the story of a horrifying kidnapping into a celebration of the transcendent bonds between parents and their children.

How Being Sick Has Made Me Stronger

Anna Snapp | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I know now, that I can stand on my own two feet and deliver my one woman show with confidence because I survived all of it.

What It Means to Be 24 Years Old and Sick

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.29.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I feel like I'm behind. I look around me, and my peers are out of their hometowns, on their own, working salary jobs and enjoying the bar scene on the weekends. My life is quite the opposite.

More Help Needed for Syria's Disabled and Maimed

Emily O'Dell | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Emily O'Dell

When I see images on my screen of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, I can't help but think of all the individuals in Syria with disabilities who can't swim, run, and jump on crowded trains to escape the horrors they've seen.

Rauner Rejected These 11 Conditions for Treatment by Medical Marijuana in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

As more Illinoisans apply for and receive permission from the state to use marijuana as a medical necessity, Gov. Bruce Rauner put a stop to further e...

Stepping to the Side to Take a Look

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.14.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

I've been reflecting a lot about my rehearsals for my one woman show lately. I've had two or three since I last blogged, and certain themes have been coming up. One, is waiting.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Yoga Nidra Meditation

James E. Groves, MD | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Groves, MD

So you have PTSD, you long for sleep but dread the "falling," and especially the impact of the re-experienced trauma. Here's what you do:

Why Eight Students' Legal Case is Pivotal to Educational Reform

Paul Caccamo | Posted 09.09.2015 | Education
Paul Caccamo

America has an epidemic of youth violence that must be addressed. If we don't put some of the responsibility on our public schools to tackle the impact of this violence, then we have few alternatives for addressing it at the scope that is required.

These Are the Rules of Trauma Club

Sezin Koehler | Posted 09.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Welcome to Trauma Club. The first rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. The second rule of Trauma Club is you must talk about Trauma Club. Do not keep the maelstrom of emotions coursing through you inside.

I Found That the Sun Will Rise Tomorrow

Anna Snapp | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Anna Snapp

In this show, I put on many faces. The default is me, Anna, as an actor, but I also play various roles such as doctors, a medical researcher, theatre directors, and other people who have shaped me and impacted me over the years.

The Writerly Benefits of Getting a Dog

Chris Corbett | Posted 08.31.2015 | Books
Chris Corbett

As Toby settled in, we developed a rhythm throughout the day, and I got back to work - slowly. Too slowly. But unlike book two, I didn't panic at the meager pace of my daily word count. I didn't have time to think about it.

Why I Stopped Giving Unsolicited Advice

Sezin Koehler | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

What a relief to let go of that cumbersome crutch of advice-giving and get down to the business of being an active and supportive friend, finding out what they need from me, not saddling them with what I think they need.

How to Deal With Traumatic Experiences in a Positive Way

Emma Goddard | Posted 08.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Emma Goddard

A positive attitude really can have an effect on our entire body making the recovery process easier. Whenever we have things to look forward to, family and friends encouraging us, and a good life we want to get back to, it makes it easier to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Canadian 'Mindful Cop' Offers Tools to Change Policing

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
Mel Sellick

He also doesn't plan on stopping. In addition to doing speaking gigs and creating a site to get the word out, he's even taught his kids to meditate. Carson recommends anyone who is open to it-- especially those interfacing with the public-- should try an app like HeadSpace or take a mindfulness course just to see how it improves their life.

'If You Build It, They Will Come': The Survivor Clinic Tackles Sex Trafficking in New York City

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 07.14.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Born in Russia and raised in Chicago, Dr. Geynisman founded the Survivor Clinic in July 2013 to serve women who have survived or are surviving gender violence, including sexual violence and female genital mutilation.

Trigger Warning

Sezin Koehler | Posted 07.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Sezin Koehler

Being the survivor of a gun crime involving an actual trigger, I often find the phrase "trigger warning" itself to be a trigger. Trigger warnings don't impede free speech any more than telling someone with food allergies what ingredients are in a meal.

Trauma: The Heart of the Matter

Tanya Morshed | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Tanya Morshed

Artist: Loretta Gonzalez, Heart ache When we read about sexual abuse and assault incidents in the news, what is often missing is information about...