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Someone To Talk To, Online Therapy, Free Counseling - 7 Cups of Tea. After the Trauma: Treating PTSD in Children. By Barbara Gruener Part of our Counselor’s Corner series. Click to read other posts in the Counselor’s Corner. Like its name implies, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can result after a person or someone close to that person endures a traumatic event. This can include, but is not limited to, physical abuse, sexual abuse, a violent event like a car crash, the unexpected death of a loved one, or even a natural disaster like a tornado or hurricane.

The numbers cited on the website for the National Center for PTSD (part of the U.S. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD symptoms can be categorized into three experiences: reliving the event, avoiding the event, and hyperarousal sensitivity. KidsHealth lists the following possible PTSD symptomatic reactions. Consider this fictional encounter with a young female trauma victim: She comes into my office at lunchtime because it’s too noisy in the cafeteria today.

Like this: Like Loading... The Suicide Clusters at Palo Alto High Schools. The air shrieks, and life stops. First, from far away, comes a high whine like angry insects swarming, and then a trampling, like a herd moving through. The kids on their bikes who pass by the Caltrain crossing are eager to get home from school, but they know the drill. Brake. Wait for the train to pass. The kids wait until the passing train forces a gust you can feel on your skin.

In many parts of town, you can hear the warning of a passing train just about everywhere: the quad at Palo Alto High School; the tables at Piazza’s grocery store, where kids from Gunn High School hang out after school; the kids’ bedrooms after midnight. A few students had gotten in early to take some photos dressed as Scooby-Doo characters, part of an annual volleyball-team tradition. Alex Gil got to school a little late that day and saw people crying in the hallways. In McGee’s third month on the job, about three weeks before Cameron’s death, a girl from a local private school had jumped off an overpass. New Details on Link Between Epilepsy and Suicide Attempt | Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Scientists report new details into the link between epilepsy and suicidal behavior, finding suicide attempts—whether a first attempt or a recurrent attempt—are associated with new onset epilepsy in the absence of antiepileptic drug prescriptions and a diagnosis of psychiatric disorder, further strengthening the evidence that there is an underlying commonality.

The researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center are the first to report these associations. Findings are published online in JAMA Psychiatry. The study, led by Dale Hesdorffer, PhD, professor of Epidemiology, compared the risk for a first suicide attempt in 14,059 patients who later developed epilepsy to 56,184 age and gender matched controls. For patients who later had onset of epilepsy there was a 2.4-fold increased risk for a first suicide attempt in the time period up to and including the diagnosis of epilepsy. The Strange Story of Greg Torti. For almost twenty years, Greg Torti has lived the life of a convicted sex offender: monitored by the authorities, unable to go near schools or parks, forced to make his home on the outskirts of a tiny town. It’s exactly the kind of miserable life a pervert deserves, he would tell you—if he were one. Greg Torti awakes in darkness, usually before four.

Any little sound will do it. A dog barking down the street. He gets out of bed and heads to the bathroom, where he washes his face and looks in the mirror. Greg goes to the kitchen. He walks down the gravel driveway. Driving the unlit country roads, his mind takes off too, down a dozen different rabbit holes, dark, twisted places from his past. Greg sucks in his breath, tightens his grip on the wheel. Cursed at birth. He remembers the heat of the day and the cool of the water. He was hung-over from the night before and hadn’t wanted to go. Then Luke announced he needed to go to the bathroom. It had been a blur after that. Girls loved him. Five Studies: Mental Health Courts Are Finding Their Footing. Mental health courts sound like a great idea—just like the drug courts that inspired them.

People with psychiatric disorders often have difficulty controlling their behavior; if you treat them effectively, you’ll reduce crime and the need for prison terms. With at least 1.1 million inmates in the United States suffering from mental illness, expanding access to mental health courts could potentially reduce mass incarceration. Introduced in the U.S. in the 1990s, these courts are procedurally similar to drug courts. Defendants charged with crimes linked to psychiatric problems are evaluated and given a treatment plan, which is overseen by a judge. In some mental health courts, defendants plead guilty and receive suspended sentences. If they complete the program, the sentence is not imposed; if not, they do the time. But as with drug courts, the devil is in the details. Mental health courts are also more deferential to medical authorities. Advertisement — Continue reading below. What are your favourite books (or books you would...

Thanks for your question! There are plenty of good reads to be had across psycho and cognitive linguistics, and I could write a post that went on for ever and a day about some of my favourite linguistics books. If you’re a recreational dabbler in linguistics there are lots of great gentle introductions. I took to buying David Crystal’s How Language Works for anyone who expressed an interest but didn’t know where to start (it’s also affordable Penguin Classic). For more narrative digression I enjoyed RL Greene’s You Are What You Speak, and loaned it out so willingly to people that it never came back (I hope it’s being happily read somewhere now). Mark Abley’s Spoken Here is a book I read in the first year of my linguistics degree - I’m not sure now how it stacks up on academic rigour, but it made me so excited about what I was studying.

I also can’t go past Kate Burridge’s pop linguistics books for examples that kindled my early enthusiasm. Nation must focus on mental health - PM. David Cameron has called for the nation to focus on mental health after a review revealed inadequate, underfunded care, leading to "thousands of tragic and unnecessary deaths". The report - by a taskforce set up by NHS England - said around three-quarters of people with mental health problems received no help at all.

Ministers agreed more needs to be done, committing £1bn extra a year by 2020. The government says this will help treat a million more people a year. The funds are to come out of the £8.4bn the government has promised to the health service during this Parliament and comes on top of extra money already announced for children's services. Prime Minister David Cameron said: "We should be frank. "We have focused a lot on physical health and we haven't as a country focused enough on mental health. " £105bn cost to economy £9.2bn spent by NHS a year 15-20 years shorter life expectancy for those with severe problems Thinkstock So will the recommendations have the necessary impact? 101180701. Bollywood Superstar Deepika Padukone has spoken about her struggles with depression, anxiety and OCD in interviews, including talking about how she saught and go treatment for it and recently lauched a foundation dedicated to addressing the issue of mental health.According to top pyschiatrists in India, her foundation has led to not only women but also men seeking help with mental health issues; Dr Harish Shetty of Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital in Powai said, "It is not just women who have gotten inspired by Deepika Padukone's revelation, even men are opening up and accepting that they have depression.

" Dr Heena Merchant, secretary of the Bombay Psychiatirst society (BPS) said, "In India, depression manifests a lot in somatic problems like headache, back ache, not able to concentrate at work, etc. Women are afraid to come out and talk about it otherwise. Deepika Padukone was bold enough to talk about depression and since she is an influential person, people are drawing inferences from it. " (2nd LD) (Yonhap Feature) Doctors widening use of VR devices to treat various mental disorders. (ATTN: REVISES company name from Sidenine to Side9) By Kang Yoon-seung SEOUL, April 29 (Yonhap) -- Nam Min-ji (alias), a 22-year-old South Korean student, dropped out of college after suffering from social anxiety.

Since leaving school, she had stayed only at home and refused to make contact with anyone, becoming a basement-dweller. While typical treatments for her would involve psychological consultations, Gangnam Severance Hospital offered a different approach in helping the patient return to everyday life. Nam was provided with a virtual-reality (VR) treatment to help her "practice" encounters she might make on a daily basis. After two months of VR-assisted treatment provided by the Seoul-based hospital, Nam eventually gained confidence in herself and returned to school to continue her studies. A screenshot from Side9's VR treatment program (Yonhap) Nam is only one of the numerous people who have sought VR treatments to overcome mental illnesses. U.S. Samsung Electronics Co.'