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The New York Times | May 18, 2020

Before Covid-19, healthcare workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now fear even more will be prone to trauma-related disorders. | May 18, 2020

After getting married, Landon Beck and his wife, Jessica, realized something wasn't right. Landon was getting angry, jumping at noises, and acting paranoid. He took steps to find answers. She was with him every step of the way.

The Washington Post | May 18, 2020

On Friday, Cole launched the Mental Health Coalition, a collection of three dozen advocacy groups, celebrities and business leaders whose primary goal is to remove the stigma around mental health and help people access the services they need.

Publisher's Weekly | May 15, 2020

Looking ahead to fall, Jacqueline Woodson's new middle grade novel, Before the Ever After (Penguin/Paulsen, Sept.), tackles the emotional territory in a story focused on family, football, and the effects of neurogenerative disease CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy). 

NPR | May 14, 2020

Facebook will pay $52 million to thousands of current and former contract workers who viewed and removed graphic and disturbing posts on the social media platform for a living, and consequently suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a settlement agreement announced on Tuesday between the tech giant and lawyers for the moderators.

Yahoo! Life | May 13, 2020

Diagnosed with ADHD in elementary school, Erin suffered from bullying and a lack of understanding from adults. That trauma led to PTSD and she's continuing to cope with it. But she does know she's one thing — a survivor.

Vox | May 1, 2020

For the first time, it seems, the entire world knows what it’s like to live inside my head.

Yahoo! News | Apr 30, 2020

For many veterans’ spouses, we’ve watched our partners struggle not only with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but with other mental health conditions, as well. Around 80 percent of people with PTSD wrestle with at least one other co-occurring mental health condition in their lifetime.

What many people don’t see is the impact PTSD and comorbidity have on vets’ spouses.

The Mighty | Apr 30, 2020

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Military Times | Apr 29, 2020

There will be Purple Hearts awarded to troops injured during the Jan. 8 Iranian missile barrage on the al-Asad airbase in Iraq, a defense official told Military Times.

Good Housekeeping | Apr 28, 2020

Listening without judgement is one of the best things you can do for someone with PTSD.

ABC | Apr 27, 2020

Language sets humans apart in the animal world. Language allows us to communicate complex ideas and emotions.  But too often after brain injury be it stroke or trauma, language is lost. 

CNBC | Apr 20, 2020

Experiencing intense flashbacks, nightmares, irritability, anger, and fear? In the face of a traumatic event like the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s common to feel this way.

CBC | Apr 20, 2020

Ken Rekowski, Shawn Hill and Jodi Graham are dealing with COVID-19 in different ways

Military Times | Apr 16, 2020

"After my driver asked me what I did for a living and found out I support the mental health programs at WWP, the discussion moved predictably to the topic of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...[She said,] 'Let me ask you something. Why can’t they just snap out of it?'"

U.S. News and World Report | Apr 14, 2020

Even light exercise can counter the damage of stroke in survivors, a new study suggests.

STAT | Apr 14, 2020

The congressional Brain Injury Task Force, co-chaired by Reps. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.) and Don Bacon (R-Neb.), spoke to hundreds of people gathered at the Rayburn House Office Building. One area of focus was the development of a national traumatic brain injury registry, a vital step for getting a handle on how best to manage this difficult-to-treat condition.

The Hill | Apr 13, 2020

We’re all experiencing varying levels of trauma.

CNN | Apr 13, 2020

People all over the nation are trying to cope with the new normal of life during a pandemic. In response, the Disaster Distress Helpline, a federal crisis hotline, has seen a huge spike in calls of people seeking help recently.

Glamour | Apr 8, 2020

Motherhood brought me one baby, one loss, and a lifetime of living with the trauma.

U.S. News and World Report | Apr 6, 2020

In the years since he had returned from Vietnam, Elmer “Snubby” Burket was a self-described workaholic, raising a son, keeping up his house and always taking jobs where he could be by himself as he tried to put the war behind him.

Curbed | Apr 3, 2020

“It will get easier after you adjust."

After receiving a traumatic brain injury from a car crash two years ago, the Los Angeles-based journalist Amanda Chicago Lewis has lived in social isolation. Because of stay-at-home orders to reduce the spread of COVID-19, more people are now living in similar circumstances. Below, Lewis shares how she’s adapted her apartment, her routine, and her habits to cope with being at home for extended periods of time.

Complex | Apr 1, 2020

Today, the Game of Thrones star announced that 12 random people will get to win a virtual dinner with her. She’s asking people to donate money to her charity SameYou, which helps people heal from brain injuries and strokes. Pledges will be used to assist brain injury survivors in recuperating at home, who have been asked to leave hospitals to make room for coronavirus patients.

CNBC | Mar 30, 2020

Researchers are warning that the coronavirus pandemic could inflict long-lasting emotional trauma on an unprecedented global scale. They say it could leave millions wrestling with debilitating psychological disorders while dashing hopes for a swift economic recovery.

The Hill | Mar 30, 2020

Patients with disabilities must receive the same level of lifesaving medical treatment from hospitals during the coronavirus pandemic as able-bodied patients, the Trump administration said.