Articles containing: PTSD

Tips for Helping Children Cope with Hurricanes, Storms, and Their Aftermath

September 14, 2018

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Introduction

The Clay Center Team

When it comes to scary events, such as terror acts or natural disasters, our mission at the MGH Clay Center has always been to help parents appreciate the impact of kids seeing images on the screen and hearing about events that are potentially

Shrinking It Down: When Nightmares Become Reality in the U.S. (Special Episode)

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In research that’s been done about kids’ fears, the most frightening thing is losing or being left without a parent.

Through the events at the U.S.

Family: Stories of Adoption

According to the Urban Dictionary, a family is “a group of people…who genuinely love, trust, care about, and look out for each other… REAL family is a bondage that cannot be broken by any means.

Memories Of A Veteran’s Son: Living With Undiagnosed PTSD

November 11, 2017

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In honor of Veterans Day and all of the men and women who have and continue to serve this great country, we’re reposting Dr. Gene Beresin’s memories of his father and his sacrifice below.

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Waking my dad early in the morning was terrifying.

Why Are We Denying Purple Hearts To Veterans With PTSD?

November 10, 2017

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I have seen Arthur Segaloff* for psychiatric care for over 20 years. He suffers from severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following his two tours of duty in Vietnam.

Arthur attended the University of Massachusetts, and graduated in 1969.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer

Post-traumatic stress disorder.

Even the term is a mouthful.

We often shorten the diagnosis to its initials—PTSD—but even that linguistic short-cut doesn’t take away from the fact that this is a deceptively complicated syndrome.

What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

Sometimes really horrible things happen. Automobiles crash. Assaults, robberies, fires, natural disasters, terrorism—these are all products of our world that we hope to never have to face. Still, no one is immune; adults, children and adolescents endure horrors every day.

A Discussion Triggered By Trigger Warnings

September 15, 2016

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There’s this scene in David Cronenberg’s movie The Fly that is pretty hard to watch. Actually, there are a lot of scenes in that movie that are hard to watch. That’s kind of the point of the movie, which is also the point of this blog, but first—let’s describe the scene in question.

Doing What We Ought To Be Doing Already: An Approach To World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day.

That seems straightforward enough.

Suicide is awful, more common than you’d think, and in many cases, highly preventable.

Perhaps most important, in virtually every culture and every ethnic group on the planet, suicide is highly stigmatized.

Military Sexual Trauma: Challenges To Our Female Soldiers And Veterans

This blog post is part of a series entitled Real Lives, Real Stories: Personal Experiences With Mental Illness.