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Resources for PTSD & Mental Health
Information on PTSD and mental health, for the mental health professionals, reporters and the general public. it also includes a hotline to call for veteran’s crises.
In a case being closely watched by the Australian media, an award-winning photojournalist is suing The Age newspaper in Melbourne, claiming the paper failed to provide a safe workplace and breaching its responsibility to care for her mental health.
In 2009, former news editor of the Sunday Times and the Observer Andrew Hogg spoke to journalism students at the City University in London about the treatment of torture victims. In the wake of the London High Court decision allowing three Kenyans to sue the UK government for torture they suffered during the 1950s and 60s Mau Mau revolution, we revive this illuminating speech.
With suicide rates in the U.S. armed forces at record highs, debate is raging about whether changing the name post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) would help reduce stigma. The Dart Center asked three leading clinicians and researchers to weigh in.
While the debate is focused on the power of naming a disorder, it really represents a far more important set of nuanced issues and assumptions about the nature of psychological responses after surviving catastrophe, brutal deaths, war, sexual assault and other horrific life events. It also represents differing views on how best to achieve needed cultural changes.