Posted on July 3, 2015
For many Americans, the fireworks displays that take place across the country are the highlight of Fourth of July weekend, but for others, fireworks can be the trigger of traumatic and painful memories. Loud, sudden noises that sound like gunfire or other explosives can set off post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in combat veterans and it's important to stay sensitive to the needs of those living around us who may be struggling with the memory of traumatic experiences.
Posted on August 20, 2014
Addictions are a major public health issue in American society. Approximately 50% of individuals presenting to mental health clinicians have problems with either their own alcoholism or that of a family member. In addition, 24 million Americans are users of illicit drugs. For many individuals, substance use and compulsive behaviors have become a way to manage untreated mental health issues. Undiagnosed trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder are present at much higher rates in those with addictions...