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February 5, 2020

Long-term outcomes for survivors of mass shootings are improved with the help of community connections and continuing access to mental health support.

Since 1966, 1,102 Americans have been killed in mass shootings, according to an analysis by The Washington Post. Thousa...

January 22, 2020

When a person endures childhood trauma, the experience can have a ripple effect on their mental and physical health throughout their lives. No matter when a trauma occurs, the importance of making sense of the experience cannot be overstated. Yet, despite the serious c...

One of the unique things about Thanksgiving as a holiday is that on that day most people across the country, from all ethnic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds do the same thing — they gather with others to give thanks and eat some version of turkey and...

November 11, 2019

Solving the Mystery of Military Mental Health: A Call to Action

In the wake of the recent Veterans’ Day observances (November 11, 2018), I had a strangely disquieting feeling. At first, I attributed it to binge-watching too many war movies that had been broadcast for th...

August 12, 2019

In the span of thirteen hours on August 3 and 4, 2019, thirty people were killed in two separate mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. With nonstop coverage of these massacres on television and the internet, we ask ourselves, “How can I best respond to suc...

December 30, 2017

For all too many veterans, returning from military service means coping with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). You may be having a hard time readjusting to life out of the military. Or you may constantly be feeling on edge, emotionally numb and disconn...

Compared with all other racial groups, non-Hispanic Native American adults are at greater risk of experiencing feelings of psychological distress and more likely to have poorer overall physical and mental health and unmet medical and psychological needs (Barnes, Adams,...

Dr. Monnica T. Williams suggests that proposed changes in the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) could increase the potential for better recognition of race-based trauma in racial...

angel Kyodo williams, activist and Zen Sensei, leads an engaging dialogue on race, Buddhism and social change with the New York City Buddhist community. Part one of a two part podcast.

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