Can Some Lead a Better Life by Listening to their Voices?

The Hearing Voices Movement offers a paradigm shift for people confronting auditory hallucinations.

Prisons Perpetuate Trauma in Female Inmates

Perpetrators of sexual violence in prisons are often prison staff, and their crimes are going unpunished.

Nasal Spray May Prevent PTSD, Study Finds

Nasal spray may help prevent traumatic memories from forming in the first place.

When a Loved One Attempts Suicide

Learning to forgive oneself after a loved one's suicide attempt is essential.

Trauma Survivors at Risk for Future Abusive Relationships

When offenders are caregivers, children often blame themselves, and love and abuse can become interconnected.

Overpraising May Reduce Self-Esteem in Children

Encouraging a child's efforts may be more beneficial than praising outstanding results.

South Koreans Use Suicide to Preserve Honour.

Fueled by a desire to conceal mental illness, many Koreans are averse to seeking therapy

Laughing at Mental Illness?

Who is making the joke and why? Comedy helps people cope with mental illness.

Is Online Treatment the Next Frontier for CBT?

In places where therapy is inaccessible, online therapies are an innovative approach.

Is Casual Sex Really So Bad?

Engaging in casual sex for the 'right' reasons is related to higher levels of self-esteem and satisfaction.

Patients with Misophonia Require Help and Understanding

Sufferers cannot tolerate certain sounds, and avoidance leads to social isolation.

Parental Pressure Takes a Toll on Young Athletes

Emphasizing whether a child wins or loses in a sport harms self-esteem.

Officers with PTSD at Greater Risk for Police Brutality

PTSD may lead to deadly overreactions by police officers.

Sensory Sensitivity Can Strain Parent-Child Relations

Parent awareness alleviates stress, and helps improve relationships.

One Woman’s Suicide Reignites Right-to-Die Debate

Assisted suicide relieves unmanageable suffering for some

Underage Models Need Federal Protection and Regulation

Girls subject to high stress & sexual harassment in an unregulated environment

Avatar Therapy Shows Promise For Voice Hearers

Voice hearers can confront a simulation of their auditory hallucination

After a Stillbirth, Interpersonal Support Facilitates Coping

Finding support is key for emotional recovery after a stillbirth

Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery Ignores Women's Mental Health

The promise of a "perfect vagina" generates enormous wealth at women's expense.

The Sex Offender Next Door: Why Reintegration Helps

Ex-offenders are less likely to re-offend if there are people who will support their recovery.

Rehabilitation Benefits Young Offenders

Should youth be put in solitary confinement? The evidence suggests not.

LGBTQ Refugees Lack Mental Healthcare

Legislative changes have limited access to mental healthcare for LBGTQ refugees in Canada.

Cyberstalking Yet to Be Taken as Seriously as It Should

Cyberstalking poses a significant threat to victims' physical and emotional safety

Bipolar Disorder Makes For Up-and-Down Friendships

Dealing with the confusion of not knowing how to help a friend with bipolar disorder.

Media Fail to Respect Crime Victims

Repeated crime exposure through excessive media coverage re-traumatizes victims.

Probiotics May Help Alleviate Autism Symptoms

Experiments with mice show that optimal gut bacterial balance can reduce autism-like symptoms.

"Pro-Ana" Websites Encourage Anorexia

Websites advance the idea of anorexia nervosa as a lifestyle rather than a mental illness.

Book Review: "Drop the Worry Ball"

When children experience fearful situations, they have the opportunity to cope with challenges, which increases their long term resilience.

Trauma Workers At Risk for Compassion Fatigue

Those who experience compassion fatigue are often more caring of their clients, and more vulnerable to the emotional pain of others. There are, however, ways to overcome compassion fatigue.

Poor Care Pushes LGBTQ Seniors Back in the Closet

LBGTQ seniors cope with the choice between staying silent and revealing their identities to potentially hostile healthcare providers. Improvements are needed to ensure the safety and well-being of this group.

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