Topics Tag: Trauma

May 12, 2020

Mental Health Awareness Month: A Focus on First Responders

In addition to May being Mental Health Awareness Month, May 11-15 is Police Week, with May 15 designated as Peace Officers’ Memorial Day. This coincidence of the calendar illustrates a real fact: the first responders…

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April 21, 2020

Effects of a COVID-Induced Economic Recession (COVID-19 Impact Series, Volume 1)

In April 2020, Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI) issued the first in a series of white papers analyzing the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic which focused on how an economic recession could…

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November 26, 2019

Posttraumatic Stress

Posttraumatic stress (PTS), also known as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a mental health issue that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a traumatic, or life-threatening event.

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November 30, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Impact on Child & Youth Mental Health

Hurricanes and other natural disasters can have long and harmful effects on the mental health of children, youth, and adults. Based on the latest epidemiological research on the effects of disasters on mental health, the…

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July 26, 2017

Trauma Informed Care

The philosophical foundation, key assumptions, and principles that comprise the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) trauma-informed care approach aligns with those of other leading behavioral health and health care organizations. However, there…

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