Malaysia Hammond, 19, places flowers at a memorial mural for George Floyd at the corner of Chicago Avenue and 38th Street on May 31, 2020, in Minneapolis.
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Recording and bearing witness to a Black person’s death from police violence is in itself traumatizing.
Traumatic experiences affect people closest to the victims.
A makeshift memorial outside the Tree of Life synagogue, Nov. 1, 2018.
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The deaths of 11 worshippers at the Tree of Life synagogue filled people with sadness and fear. Transforming the grief into meaning is very difficult, a trauma psychologist writes, but ultimately healing.
Evacuees arrive at the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center after a gunman opened fire Oct. 1, 2017 in Las Vegas.
One year after the Oct. 1 shooting massacre in Las Vegas, a team of scholars from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers insights into how to best help those affected by the violence.
Sen. John McCain pictured at a rally Oct. 15, 2014 in Marietta, Georgia to support Senate candidate David Perdue, who was elected a few weeks later.
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Prisoners of war experience trauma, torture, humiliation and profound loneliness. A trauma psychologist explains how the effects can be lasting – and that Americans’ gratitude should also be.
Richard Thompson, the author’s best friend.
Academic research brings people close together as they collaborate on shared goals and projects that often last decades. Saying goodbye to a collaborator can be as hard as saying goodbye to family.