Gloria Garces of El Paso grieves before crosses, flags and flowers Aug. 6, 2019 to commemorate those killed at a mall in El Paso.
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In the wake of yet more mass murders, people want answers. Some questions that arise about the tragedies relate to mental illness. A psychiatrist answers three here.
Pres. Trump speaking on Aug. 5, 2019 about the mass shootings in El Paso, Tex. and Dayton, Ohio.
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President Trump called for better identification of people with mental illness as a way to stop gun violence and mass shootings. A psychiatrist offers his take on the president's stance.
Collective bargaining isn’t enough to revive labor unions.
Unions should move their focus away from traditional collective bargaining and instead embrace new ways to attract new members, such as by offering discounted benefits and engaging in more advocacy.
Howard Stern talks about trauma in his recently released book.
Childhood trauma is far more pervasive and injurious than many people know. Its effects last long into adulthood, if left untreated. A trauma psychiatrist unpacks its effects on the developing brain.
How long has that water already been in the system?
In many municipalities, aging water infrastructure is serving fewer people than it was built to accommodate. Out of sight has meant out of mind – but resulting changes in water quality may affect safety.
Anita Hill in Beverly Hills, California, Dec. 8, 2017.
Sexual abuse has unique effects on people who are members of the same minority group, research suggests. An expert who has studied the issue in detail explains the added issue of cultural betrayal.
Researchers imagine tapping into your body’s reactions to extreme cold to reap psychological benefits.
Can the brain’s conscious mechanisms exert a significant influence on the body’s autonomic functions? New research suggests yes – with possible implications for mental health.
An example of what a functional MRI scan looks like. Brain activation is averaged across 20 PTSD patients compared to healthy controls in an emotion regulation task.
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The brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to traumatic events. Over the years, researchers have learned the unique ways in which it is damaged by experiencing or witnessing trauma.
Teachers rally outside the Arizona Capitol in April 2018 during a strike over low salaries.
A presidential candidate wants to use federal funds to boost teacher pay. Is the proposal justified or is it just pandering to teacher unions to get votes? An education scholar provides perspective.
An attorney for the Muslim enclave of Islamberg prays in a mosque in Tompkins, New York. American Muslims have a history going back 400 years.
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Muslims are not new to America. The first Muslims came as slaves and left a deep influence on a host of music genres, such as the blues and jazz.
Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shootings in Parkland, Fla., speaking at a demonstration in Washington, D.C. on March 24, 2018.
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Teen survivors of school shootings face unique complications and challenges. In the wake of two suicides by teen survivors of the shootings in Parkland, Fla, a child psychiatrist exlpains.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump.
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Fear, a psychiatrist writes, has roots deep within the human psyche, and demagogues have long exploited the emotion. In today's world, it's important to know the dangers of that exploitation.
Baltimore schools were shut down temporarily in January 2018 after heating units failed during bitterly cold weather.
Schools throughout America's low-income communities have been deteriorating for years. Now's the time to do something about it, an education scholar argues.
Nasionalis kulit putih bentrok dengan pengunjuk rasa pada 12 Agustus 2017, Charlottesville, Virginia AS. Demonstrasi itu berubah menjadi kekerasan yang mematikan.
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Ketakutan adalah bagian dari kelangsungan hidup manusia. Pihak tertentu yang ingin memanipulasi telah belajar bahwa sifat manusia ini dapat dieksploitasi.
Bagaimana tanggapanmu terhadap Facebook?
Pengguna Facebook tidak dapat lagi melihatnya sebagai teman terpercaya. Mereka saat ini berhubungan dengan teman yang berantakan, atau apakah putus saja dan berpindah ke teman yang lebih sehat.
How do you feel about Facebook?
Facebook users no longer see the site as a confidant. They're struggling with how to deal with a messy codependence – and whether to just break up and move on with healthier friends.
Sculpture of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order, on the campus of Boston College.
At times we just don't know what's the right thing to do. St. Ignatius, who founded the Society of Jesus, developed a method of discernment that can be useful even to those who are not religious.
Yes, I am a bit chilly, why?
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
White nationalists clash with protesters at the Aug. 12, 2017 Charlottesville, Va. rally that turned deadly violent.
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Fear is very much a part of humans' survival. Demagogues and others who want to manipulate have learned that this human trait can be exploited, often with disastrous consequences.
Presidents have traditionally given Oval Office addresses during only the gravest of crises.
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We asked experts on ethics, constitutional law and European political history to analyze Trump's Oval Office address. Here's what they heard in his speech about 'crisis' at the US-Mexico border.