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PTSD & Fire Season

As the summer season approaches, some of us are preparing for fun. Others are preparing for a possibly intense fire season and the associated PTSD. And year after year, who are the heroes of fire season? Firefighters, of course. We rely on them to help us when we need...

Surviving Survivor’s Guilt

Surviving a traumatic experience when others do not is a difficulty that an increasing number of people in the world face. Survivor’s guilt is a very real experience for adults and children, particularly with the rise of mass shootings. If you have recently survived...

Lady Gaga and PTSD

As we have said repeatedly, we would like to see the stigmas attached to mental health issues disappear. Every time a public figure speaks out about his or her own mental health issues, we believe it helps normalize the diagnoses and challenges many people are living...

Suicide Survivors and PTSD

The Establishment ran a valuable piece on the trauma suicide survivors experience, and we thought it was with sharing here. If you’re a suicide survivor, or if you know someone who is, and if you recognize the symptoms described in the excerpt below or the full...