National Suicide Rates Spark Important Mental Health Conversation

January 20, 2020

In June 2018, fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took their lives within three days of each other, sparking a sobering conversation on social media and in news around the world regarding suicide rates and mental health. During the same week of Spade and Bourdain’s deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and […]

4 Most Overlooked Signs of PTSD

January 16, 2020

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) manifests itself in a variety of ways. While most people associate the disorder with flashbacks and dramatic outbursts, PTSD also comes with a host of other symptoms that are easily missed. The disorder could impact nearly every aspect of a person’s life, from sleep quality to daily mood.  The most overlooked […]

Asking for Help Just Got Easier: The Three-Digit Suicide Hotline

December 26, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made headlines this month when it announced the unanimous decision to establish a national three-digit suicide prevention hotline number in the United States. The idea is simple — make it as easy as possible for anyone experiencing a suicidal crisis to ask for help. Other national three-digit numbers, such as […]

Unseen Occupational Injuries for Fire Fighters

December 24, 2019

Physical injuries such as broken bones or sprains are often easily seen, so you can identify them, receive treatment and get back to work. It’s the unseen injuries that may keep you from returning to the job. Behavioral health disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), aren’t always as visible as a physical injury. If you’re […]

Addressing Your Anger

December 22, 2019

At its core, anger is one of the most primal survival responses in human beings. It’s no wonder that it’s so closely tied to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Traumatic events are often life-threatening. Experiencing trauma can leave you feeling vulnerable. Anger may serve as a way to cope and maintain some sense of […]

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