The Abuse Is Past But Effects Linger
The impact of child abuse doesn't end when a child escapes an abusive environment. But knowing their future risks of health issues can help abused individuals seek treatment early.
Home Violence Leaves Psychological Scars
The trauma of seeing violence in the home firsthand takes its toll on children as it is. When they experience more traumatic events, their risk of mental health concerns is even greater.
Knowing Stress Is Half the Battle
The rates of post traumatic stress disorder can vary significantly by nationality. More concerning are the rates of those with PTSD not receiving treatment.
We Can Still Do More for Veterans
As the suicide rate in the military climbs, the Veterans Administration is looking for ways to improve suicide prevention for veterans. An expert from the Mayo Clinic points out more ways to improve prevention of military suicides.
Low Rate of Violent Disorder in Iraq
Americans have been fortunate not to have the ongoing violence of war-torn Iraq. But surprisingly, one of the more violent mental health conditions is less common in Iraq.
Trauma of Violence Runs Deep for Kids
A child, like an adult, does not need to experience violence to be affected by it. Just witnessing violent events can affect a child's mental health - and possibly physical health, too.
Teens & Angry Outbursts
A lot of kids react to triggers with extreme levels of anger and aggression. Catching early warning signs and starting treatment early may provide the best outcome.
Veterans & Violence: Who’s at Risk?
How do American Heroes learn to manage their post-service aggression? New research may lay the foundation for successful veteran integration and preventative lifestyle structures.
When Children Hurt Themselves
Although mental health conditions tend to be invisible, residing inside one's head, there are times when they show up as actual injuries, such as children who cut or injure themselves.
Child Abuse Changes the Brain
There is little debate that children who are abused, physically or mentally, undergo such significant trauma that they often carry it throughout their lives. Child abuse can affect a person's mental health forever, leading to depression and other psychological disorders later in life.