News — PTSD Awareness Month

Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve shared 15 PTSD-related facts with you over the course of the month, and as we bid farewell to June 2020, and thus to PTSD Awareness Month, we present you with fact 16, which may be the most important of all in terms of needed recognition: You are not alone, and treatment is available. Reaching out for help isn’t easy, but it is worth it, and help exists in a number of forms – including, but not limited to your traditional counseling, group therapy, and even individualized therapy that can be tailored specifically to you. There are several avenues...

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Andrew Jameson
"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

"Doomscrolling" is Self-Harm for Your Mental Health

  Nobody is really sure exactly where the term came from, but "doomscrolling" has entered the lexicon of American English recently. It's the act of scrolling endlessly through social media, consuming as much bad news as possible in hope of finding answers that never come. Wired Magazine recently published an article all about the trend, exploring the etymology of the term, the reasons people might engage in it, and the negative effects it can have on mental health. Whether it's COVID-19 news, protest reporting, or speculation about the next awful thing 2020 might throw at us, there's no end of...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  It’s been a while since we revisited our PTSD Facts series, and we apologize for that, but we’ve returned with three more facts as we approach the end of PTSD Awareness Month. The facts we are presenting to you today are a little bit heavier than others we’ve published so far this month, but that compounds the importance in our ability to recognize them as early as possible.Comorbidity is the medically-correct way to say, “the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.” So, why is this an important fact to recognize in terms of PTSD...

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Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

Bollywood Suicide Underscores Importance of Recognizing and Treating Mental Illness

  “Very honestly, I just have two friends.” - Sushant Singh Rajput Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput once said that he had trouble making friends. I feel like there are a lot of us who can relate to this statement. Sadly, Sushant’s body was found in his home in Mumbai on the morning of June 14 after an apparent suicide. In the midst of a state of mourning over his loss, the overarching conversation has quickly turned to mental health, specifically depression. “…many people mourning Sushant’s death today snigger and gossip when someone known to them sees a shrink.” –...

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