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The New York Times | May 10, 2021

Psilocybin and MDMA are poised to be the hottest new therapeutics since Prozac. Universities want in, and so does Wall Street. Some worry a push to loosen access could bring unintended consequences.

The Hill | May 7, 2021

A study found that up to 37 percent experience symptoms like withdrawal, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.

The Washington Post | May 7, 2021

Capitol Police officer Michael Fanone, who suffered a heart attack while fending off rioters on Jan. 6, called out politicians who have downplayed the severity of the insurrection.

NPR | May 7, 2021

Feelings of exhaustion, irritability and mental fogginess are our bodies' normal response to an abnormal year of pandemic life.

NBC News | May 7, 2021

And in many cases, health care providers are showing signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. A recent Yale School of Public Health Survey found that a quarter of health care workers are showing signs of PTSD, and 43 percent of those surveyed reported "probable alcohol disorder."

The Washington Post | May 7, 2021

When Aaron came home four months after the crash, I didn’t understand that although my husband made it back physically unscathed, he was emotionally scarred and so was I.

The New York Times | May 4, 2021

A new study shows that MDMA, known as Ecstasy or Molly, can bring relief when paired with talk therapy to those with severe post-traumatic stress disorder.

U.S. News & World Report | Apr 30, 2021

A popular treatment for the seasonal depression that strikes during dark winter months may also benefit veterans with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder, a small pilot study suggests. | Apr 30, 2021

A federal court has approved a settlement in a lawsuit that requires the U.S. Army to review thousands of other-than-honorable discharges issued in the past decade to soldiers with mental health conditions or traumatic brain injuries.

The Washington Post | Apr 26, 2021

It's been months since Justin Meschler, 48, practiced medicine. ... And about 6 in 10 say stress from the pandemic has harmed their mental health.

Yahoo! Sports | Apr 22, 2021

Tight end Jordan Reed walked away from the NFL this week, officially announcing his retirement after seven seasons in the league.

Sports Illustrated | Apr 22, 2021

In response to results from a five-year concussion study released earlier this spring, an NCAA legislative committee is deeply exploring ways to make the annual August camp a safer place, officials told Sports Illustrated in interviews this week.

WFAE, NPR Charlotte | Apr 22, 2021

CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma, and has been known to cause cognitive impairment, depression and emotional instability, among other symptoms. | Apr 22, 2021

A sailor helped prevent the sinking of the destroyer John S. McCain. A Marine received the Purple Heart when his vehicle was blown off the road in Afghanistan. Both now bear the lifetime stigma of having their service branded as "other than honorable" by the military.

Yahoo! News | Apr 21, 2021

Two new studies found little evidence that early recruitment to the UK Armed Forces is associated with an adverse impact on long-term mental health.

KITV, ABC News Hawaii | Apr 21, 2021

According to Navy Region Hawai'i, over the past two years, about two to three sailors per year took their own lives in the islands. 

The Guardian | Apr 21, 2021

Many psychologists say they feel unequipped to handle a growing number of patients despairing over the state of the planet. A new contingent of mental health professionals aims to fix that.

Associated Press | Apr 20, 2021

Carlil Pittman knows trauma firsthand. As the co-founder of the Chicago-based youth organization GoodKidsMadCity-Englewood, he grieved the loss of Delmonte Johnson, a young community activist, more than two years ago to the very thing the teen fought fiercely against: gun violence.

Yahoo! News | Apr 20, 2021

For many working at the Capitol, trauma from attacks is taking a toll. | Apr 20, 2021

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reports that female veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are more than twice as likely as male veterans to suffer from ischemic heart disease than those without PTSD.

WLNY, CBS New York | Apr 20, 2021

Experts have compared the impact of the collective trauma on the front line to war. That’s why Northwell Health created a new center to help staff and their families process their grief.

Military Times | Apr 14, 2021

As demand for mental health services and suicide prevention programs increases within Veterans Affairs offices, staffers there may be at risk of exhaustion and burnout if changes aren’t made to better track and manage those employees, an outside watchdog warned Monday.

ABC4 Utah | Apr 14, 2021

To the Ma’ileis, working with Carr and the researchers at the University of Utah has been “life-changing.” According to Kristen, Marcus is happier, the social anxiety is gone, and even the singing around the house has returned.

Medical Xpress | Apr 14, 2021

In a new study, researchers at UGA's Regenerative Biosciences Center have demonstrated the long-term benefits of a hydrogel, which they call "brain glue," for the treatment of traumatic brain injury.

Brain & Life Magazine | Apr 13, 2021

“After just 10 minutes of playing piano, he'd resurrect, like a thirsty plant after a drink of water,” says Rosenstein. When she reported this to her husband's neurologist, he told her that music had the ability to “change brain chemistry,” she recalls. That was just the spark she needed to find others affected by neurodegenerative disease and bring music to them as well.