Embroidery by a woman who lived through traumas of apartheid.
Persistent challenges of the past and the present burden women with unspoken traumas, but art such as needlework is a way to break the silence.
Just because there are no physical injuries, assault victims can suffer profound emotional trauma.
Police news releases and media reporting of assault incidents sometimes mention victims suffered no physical injuries. Here's why that's so dismissive and harmful.
Remote school may look different to 'normal' school, but children are still being taught; they are still learning and many are still actively engaged in the curriculum.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
If teachers and students work together, then opportunities to share difficult personal stories can be constructive.
Police involvement is missing persons cases is often necessary.
In the absence of serious efforts by mental health centres, shelters and youth group homes to prevent people from running away from their facilities in the first place, police involvement is necessary.
The process can be stressful and traumatic for survivors.
While financial compensation should be offered, there needs to be more understanding of the impact of such payments.
Great stories move and they challenge. They draw attention to diverse social and cultural issues and to the transformative potential of empathy. But they can be difficult too.
Keeping your equilibrium can be a challenge in times of uncertainty.
As the pandemic drags on, uncertainty and fears about health and safety mix with confusion and challenges tied to re-opening society. You need flexibility when picking your coping strategies.
Demands on nurses for such things as electronic record keeping take time away from patients. They can also lead to resource deprivation trauma.
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COVID-19 is traumatizing nurses. Yet nurses have suffered trauma for decades, often due to insufficient resources, and changes within the field have been slow.
The COVID-19 pandemic provides an opportunity for us to rethink and redesign how schools support children’s social connections and opportunities for informal play and recreation.
Global experts in child development say recess will be critical for children’s well-being when schools reopen, so education authorities should see planning recess as a high priority.
The coronavirus pandemic has created an environment of uncertainty, fear and despair – emotions that erode mental health.
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COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.
A bereavement counsellor on grief, loss and longing.
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is arrested by Israeli security forces for resisting efforts to shut down a synagogue in the Me’a She’arim neighborhood in Jerusalem, April 17, 2020.
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Persecution is central to Jewish collective memory. So when armed police entered ultra-Orthodox areas of Jerusalem to close synagogues due to COVID-19, some residents reacted with fear and suspicion.
When resources are drained, people are tired and communities are recovering from trauma, social connection is vital.
An abrupt end to school for would-be graduates has the potential to turn existential despair into traumatic loss.
Don’t medicalize all anguish and existential despair, says a registered psychotherapist. Consider earlier traumas and 7 books about suffering and survival.
Doctors are facing difficult choices in the coronavirus pandemic.
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Doctors are being forced to make difficult choices regarding who gets ventilators in this pandemic. An expert argues why this has parallels with choices soldiers have to make during wartime.
A healthcare worker interviews people at a drive-through coronavirus screening in Yorba Linda, CA.
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Our government, suggest the authors, risks traumatizing its citizens with its failure to slow the spread of COVID-19.
New Australian film Wild Butterfly is a story of stigma and discrimination directed towards people who use drugs. And a reminder of what can happen when trauma and drug use are played for click bait.
Harvey Weinstein leaves the court after prosecutors completed their closing argument in his rape trial on Feb. 14, 2020.
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Studies show the physical and emotional pain of minorities and women is often discounted by both the U.S. justice and health care systems. That has serious consequences.