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People with FASD experience a range of vulnerabilities both from the impacts of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and body, and from the adverse life experiences commonly associated with this disability. (Shutterstock)

Why suicide prevention support is crucial for people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a multifaceted disorder. There are complex reasons why this population may be at higher risk for suicide, suicide attempts and suicidal ideation.
Ongoing conflicts in many countries mean that women will continue to seek protection in South Africa. Ihsaan Haffejee/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Women refugees fleeing violence seek safety in South Africa: but they don’t find it

The continuing precarity and vulnerability to violence has long term consequences for these women’s health and well-being.
Recent advances in research on human development, and brain science in particular, have revealed that traumatic childhood literally changes the human body, affecting brain development. (Shutterstock)

There is an urgent need to prevent the lifelong damage caused by adverse childhood experiences

The impact of early childhood trauma on lifelong physical and mental health makes it urgent to invest in programs to support healthy pregnancies and stable, caring very early childhoods.
Muslim refugees sit on the roof of an overcrowded coach railway train near New Delhi, trying to leave India after the 1947 Partition. AP Photo

5 books and films that tell the story of the trauma of the Partition of India and its aftermath

On the 75th anniversary of India’s partition, scholars from the US, Canada, France, UK and Australia write about their favorite book or film that best explains the trauma of a violent division.
A playground bench is colorfully decorated at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School, which replaced the one torn down after a gunman killed 20 first graders and six educators in 2012. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

Demolishing schools after a mass shooting reflects humans’ deep-rooted desire for purification rituals

An anthropologist explains the power of purification rituals, such as bringing down a building following a tragic occurrence in it, and why they help reduce our anxieties.

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