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The Most Important 5-Minute Read of Your Life

Becky Whetstone, Ph.D., "Doctor Becky" | Posted 06.18.2015 | Divorce
Becky Whetstone, Ph.D.,

If I could do anything to help the state of American mental health, it would be that we'd all be educated thoroughly about codependence ... what it is, what it isn't, and the absolute necessity of learning how to recover from it.

9 Ways to Heal: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 06.17.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Healing happens in so many ways. From arts programs, to yoga, to support groups, many of our grantees this week are providing opportunities for communities to heal the challenging circumstances of their lives.

(W)right It Out

Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D. | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Angelica V. Hernandez, Ph.D.

I always knew I had a story to tell, but just didn't know when I could tell it without severe consequences.

Stop Saving And Start Loving: The Healing Power of Relationships

Elisabeth Corey | Posted 06.12.2015 | Good News
Elisabeth Corey

Children are born with needs that are hard for adults to meet. And so, deep inside, there is a part that waits for those needs to be met by others.

Horses Don't Get Divorced ~ Healing Today's At Risk Youth

Tim Hayes | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics
Tim Hayes

After nine years of marriage, when Kyle was seven, his parents John and Sandy divorced. As divorces go, it was relatively amicable, and after about two years both parents were in new committed relationships.

Are You Vitamin L (Love) Deficient? 10 Steps to Solve It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Only with an understanding of Vitamin L Deficiency Disorder can one proceed with the appropriate treatment of it. It is this author's opinion that vitamin love deficiency can be successfully treated with trauma-based psychotherapy treatment strategies.

Breaking Free of Silence and Shame

Dani Bostick | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Dani Bostick

At 36 I walked into a police station and reported a crime that happened nearly three decades ago. In doing so, I gave voice to the voiceless child who endured years of sexual abuse by her swim coach.

Germany Wins the Title of 'Bordello of Europe': Why Doesn't Angela Merkel Care?

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.27.2015 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

In 2002, Germany decriminalized prostitution, reportedly due to pressure by the sex trade lobby and a few brothel managers who petitioned the government. This law effectively rendered the prostitution industry a legitimate business. Today, this experiment is failing.

Gabriel Arana

Mac McClelland Says Journalists Need To Talk About Trauma | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

Not to peg myself as a total fanboy, but Mac McClelland is one of my journalism idols. Formerly the human-rights reporter for Mother Jones magazine an...

Overmedicating Children in Foster Care

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.22.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Children who come into foster care often have been exposed to multiple traumatic events including the removal from their families, and may be at higher risk for mental health problems and emotional disorders. Too often multiple medications may be used without other kinds of effective treatments that might better address the underlying trauma children are experiencing.

It Doesn't Have to Be So Hard

Catherine Gobron | Posted 05.22.2015 | Education
Catherine Gobron

As a culture we believe deeply that school is the only way forward. We believe that people absolutely, positively must get through the gauntlet of high school for any hope of a successful future.

How Brain Science Can Help Explain Discrepancies In A Sexual Assault Survivor's Story

Cognitive Neuroscience Society | Posted 05.25.2015 | Science
Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Why are victims so often not believed? A large amount of this disbelief may be linked to the behavioral patterns of victims themselves. To understand these patterns, it is helpful to look at how the brain and body respond to stress and trauma, such as that experienced during sexual violence.

Real Criminal Justice Reform Requires Listening to Those Most Commonly Impacted by Crime

Lenore Anderson | Posted 05.22.2015 | Crime
Lenore Anderson

Growing political unity on the Left and Right on the need for criminal justice reform is an important development. But if bipartisanship fails to incorporate the experiences and voices of those previously ignored, it won't lead to the breakthrough we need.

Jackson Connor

The Web Has Opened Up Opportunities For Freelancers, But It's Still As Hard A Life As Ever | Jackson Connor | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

For Richard Morgan, freelance writing is a lot like dating. There’s the cat-and-mouse game of pitching editors and waiting anxiously for their repli...

It Didn't Happen to Me

Mackenzie Ellsworth | Posted 05.18.2015 | Healthy Living
Mackenzie Ellsworth

If it happened to a friend, a third cousin twice removed, a parent, an ex-best friend, a stranger, it doesn't matter. The way you feels matters. It doesn't matter why you feel the way you do; all that matters is what you feel. It is legitimate.

Gabriel Arana

A Mental-Health Epidemic In The Newsroom | Gabriel Arana | Posted 05.26.2015 | Media

When Hurricane Katrina swirled onto the Louisiana shore and residents of New Orleans clogged highways to flee, John McCusker stayed behind. A photogra...

What is a 'Clean' Breakup? (and How to Achieve One)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Holding compassion as a higher value than revenge, spite or fear may take some getting used to, but it is ultimately the one emotion that can see you safely through troubled waters.

Bringing Yoga To Underserved Communities in San Diego

Rob Schware | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Laura Plumb, who began her career in London, working with The Discovery Channel Europe. At Discovery she was quickly drawn to programming on indigenous cultures, complementary medicine, and healing traditions.

Review: Let's All Hold Hands and Drop Dead

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 05.11.2015 | Books
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

Her descriptions are so raw -- at times embarrassingly so -- that readers may cringe at the depth of the author's honesty and abandon.

Walking Into Conflict: Trans Woman and Visual Artist Yishay Garbasz on Chronicling Trauma

Eliza Steinbock | Posted 05.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Eliza Steinbock

"My job is not to document a story, or see right or wrong -- you must step out of the way and allow the picture to enter the camera," explains British-Israeli and Berlin-based artist, Yishay Garbansz.

Bringing Yoga and Meditation to a Canadian Prison

Rob Schware | Posted 05.01.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Perri van Rossem, who began teaching yoga as a volunteer in 2005 at Collins Bay Medium Security Institution in Kingston, Ontario; she has been teaching there ever since. In addition, she coordinates yoga programs being offered in three other institutions.

When All of New York City Held Us

Buster Ross | Posted 06.29.2015 | New York
Buster Ross

Their "baby bag" of hospital supplies sat in the corner, because I was due to make an appearance at any moment. As they drifted to sleep in each other's arms, they dreamed together about who I might be in the world.

Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Rob Schware | Posted 06.27.2015 | Impact
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTS...

On Falling and Getting Back Up

Melissa Finefrock | Posted 06.24.2015 | Good News
Melissa Finefrock

I didn't hear or feel my leg break. All I knew was there was a giant, roaring monstrosity sitting just feet away from me with maybe five minutes left until takeoff. If I screamed, would anyone hear me? Was it standard procedure for transit officials to check the tracks before departure?

The Pit Bull at the Gate

Doug Kreeger | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Doug Kreeger

The first time I experienced sex I was too young to understand what the act was, let alone how to process the complex emotions of what was happening. ...