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November 22, 2021

Talking about Veteran’s Mental Health

  • Depression, Military and Veterans, PTSD

The questions and answers below are some adapted from a recent Twitter chat APA hosted on veteran’s mental health.

November 15, 2021

How Historical Trauma Impacts Native Americans Today

  • Patients and Families, PTSD

November is Native American Heritage Month and one issue impacting many Native American is the historical trauma associated with American Indian boarding schools operated by the U.S. government

June 21, 2021

Expanding Mental Health Uses for Virtual Reality

  • Anxiety, Patients and Families, PTSD, Schizophrenia

Virtual reality technology is increasingly being used to support mental health and treat a variety of mental health disorders, especially as the technology becomes more familiar and more affordable. Virtual reality (VR) offers several advantages, including convenience and the ability to adapt and individualize it. Among the conditions being effectively treated with VR are PTSD, anxiety and phobias.

March 24, 2021

Exploring the Complexities of Resilience

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families, PTSD

Many children experience adversity and traumatic events. Researchers continue to try to understand resilience, or the trait that makes some children, and adults, better able than others to cope and adapt to adversity.

December 29, 2020

Women, Disasters and Resilience

  • Depression, PTSD

Do women experience disasters, including planning, preparedness, response and recovery, differently than men? That is the question examined in a new report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The report looks at the long-held notion in disaster behavioral health research that "women are more vulnerable to adverse mental health consequences of disaster than are men."

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