Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The death of a child is an overwhelming, painful, and traumatic experience that can have long-term effects on parents. While it's an unfortunately common occurrence, especially in the context of gun violence, few studies have examined the mental health states of grieving moms and dads.

"Losing a child and the resulting stress disrupts pare...

Sunday, June 26, 2016

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Working in one of the rooms at Groton Flagship Inn & Suites recently, three Groton Town police officers desperately administered CPR, hoping they could get the 17-year-old girl to revive after her overdose.

But neither their efforts nor the two doses of Narcan administered by emergency medical personnel worked.

The girl later was pronounce...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Army veteran Matthew White had a difficult time adjusting to civilian life after serving two tours in Afghanistan from 2007–2010. Like so many veterans who have risked their lives protecting their country, he came back from duty a different person and was struggling with both physical and mental encumbrances.

Matthew White (far right) during one of his tours...

Monday, June 20, 2016

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were making love (not to be confused with the quick, I'm-so-exhausted type of sex we're used to). It was the kind of love-making I dreamt of when I was young. The magical, in-the-moment, take-your-breath-away type of sex. Until my husband wrapped his arms tightly around my neck and held me close.

I felt trapped. I couldn't br...

Friday, June 17, 2016

A therapist is helping vulnerable children overcome stress and trauma by letting them paint her three ponies.

Hannah Rogers, 26, from Bridgend, Wales, is a fully-qualified cognitive behavioral therapist. She believes the equine-assisted therapy is less intrusive for young children than other forms of therapy.

She uses a non-toxic, mineral, chalk-based paint to...

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims, of the Pulse nightclub shooting, their families, the LGBTQ community and the city of Orlando. I live an hour from Orlando and this past week this city I love was shattered twice. First by the murder of Christina Grimmie and then only a few days later this horrible tragedy at the Pulse nightclub.

These events truly...

Saturday, June 11, 2016

After the first and second world wars, PTSD had a negative connotation. But not only is it a real mental illness, you don't have to be a soldier in a warzone to suffer from it.