Posts filed under: Trauma and Illness

The holidays can be a wonderful time full of fun and magic. Lights and candy canes. Parties and presents. Family and friends. Sometimes, or for some people, however, this time of year brings unpleasant or difficult feelings. Stress, anxiety, fear,...
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Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression and addiction have all been getting a lot of media coverage in recent years. Now, an important tool for treating these serious but common mental health issues is also beginning to get more...
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The public revelations about Harvey Weinstein last fall and the subsequent rise of the #MeToo movement brought the little-talked-about and rarely prosecuted systemic culture of sexual harassment, abuse and assault by powerful men fully into the open. Women and men...
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[Scott Olsen/Getty Images]   The word “narcissist” has been bandied about quite a bit this past year. More than a politically divisive term, however, narcissistic personality disorder is a legitimate mental condition defined in The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of...
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In our third and final post for the Media Coverage and Mental Health series, we explored how the news stigmatizes mental illness and misrepresents the vast majority of those who seek mental health care. Most Americans had likely never heard...
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 This is the second of a series of three posts looking at how incessant media coverage in this day and age of sensational, and too often disturbing headlines, can impact your mental health. In our first post, we explored the...
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Over the next three posts, we’re going to look at media coverage in relation to mental health through the following questions: What are the general effects of the deluge of information media coverage feeds to the public? How does the...
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by Lisa Ransford, LPC, CAC II Last week’s article referred to typical questions that many people ask about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing). This week, I’d like to walk you through an EMDR session. This is meant to be...
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by Lisa Ransford, LPC, CAC II Ok… maybe not EVERYTHING but I hope this will give you a bit of information that will allow you to better understand this technique. What does EMDR stand for? EMDR stands for Eye Movement...
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By Laura Pentoney, MA, LPC Since knowing of the tragic and traumatic theatre shootings in Aurora, Colorado, I have heard more than one person say that he or she has felt anxious at the thought of going to a movie...
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by Chris Lewis, EdS, LPC In the first few moments of the morning of July 20, 2012, our collective hearts were broken by the tragic shootings in the Aurora movie theatre. Within a few minutes, lives were cut short, scores...
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