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National Geographic | Jun 17, 2020

The symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder have been recorded for millennia, but it took more than a century for physicians to classify it as a disorder with a specific treatment.

The MIghty | Jun 11, 2020

A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders found that people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who used cannabis reported a significant reduction of their core symptoms.

U.S. News and World Report | Jun 11, 2020

Young children who suffer a concussion are likely to have vision and balance problems, according to a new study.

Military.com | Jun 10, 2020

Mental health problems in the military are pervasive, and spouses supporting struggling service members, like me, need the help and support of battle buddies to do what needs to be done.

Yahoo! News | Jun 8, 2020

“What do you mean you it feels like your memories aren’t really in the past?” they ask me.

They genuinely want to know. And genuinely seem to not understand.

So here is a thought experiment for you.

SheKnows | Jun 4, 2020

Today, it’s known that approximately 7.8 percent of Americans (and 10.4 percent of women) will develop PTSD at some point in their lives according to the Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Because trauma comes in many forms, it’s entirely possible to have PTSD without a history of being violently attacked.

Medical Xpress | Jun 2, 2020

A blood test may help researchers understand which people may take years to recover from concussion, according to a study published in an online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The Conversation | May 28, 2020

While sports facilities and leagues are still gauging how and when to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus, now is the best time to think about concussion prevention: before young people get back on the playing field.

Vice | May 20, 2020

In the criminal world you see things you can't unsee, and get told to bury your feelings.

Yahoo! Life | May 19, 2020

I feel guilty all the time. It’s an unfortunate byproduct of being a survivor. I’m here to tell you — even though I still feel it — it was not my fault. It was not my fault. Everything is not my fault. It’s not yours, either.

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.

Military.com | 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?'"