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“Here’s what a psychologist learned from interviewing killers”

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This June 22, 2015 article by Chris Weller on the Science Alert website talks about one Psychologist’s experiences and lessons learned while working to understand cold killers who are awaiting trial.

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“7 Things to Know About Mental Health After a Disaster”

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This June 9, 2015 HUFF Post article talks about things to be aware of that could happen in the aftermath of a disaster and when to know its time for professional help to help with the mental health issues that can often occur after a disaster ranging from a single family house fire or a or the flooding of a neighborhood or entire town, up to larger scale widespread disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes, or earthquakes.

“Treat, Don’t Traumatize”

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This March 6, 2015 HUFF Post Politics – The Blog article talks about what isn’t working and suggests changes that can be done without an act of Congress.

“Asylum for the severely mentally ill”

High Royds solitary confinement - geograph.org...

High Royds solitary confinement – geograph.org.uk – 1047059 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Asylum for the severely mentally ill.

This undated audio segment found on the WHYY – Voices In The Family, talks about the issues surrounding the treatment of people with mental illnesses describing how state hospitals have been run in the past, the closure of many of them, and the result of poor funding of community based services which has resulted in an influx of people with mental illnesses ending up in jails and prisons where they are often heavily medicated or placed in solitary confinement for long periods of time.   There is a link within the description of the segment pointing to an article on the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care Bring Back the Asylum” is a freely accessible publication and is the article that the interview in this segment is based on.

“Beacon Light recognized nationally for Trauma Informed Care efforts”

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This January 30, 2015 Bradford Era article talks about the national recognition received by Beacon Light Behavioral Health Systems for their work in improving their staff training and approach to helping their clients who have been affected by trauma.

“First Trial of PTSD Treatment in Psychosis”

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This January 23, 2015 article talks about reasons why until now, people with Psychosis have not been allowed to participate in PTSD study’s and goes on to say that this study will be the first to break that trend in light of a decade of information that shows that people with psychosis often have been the victims of some form of abuse.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress.

Regions of the brain affected by PTSD and stress. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Trauma courses train teachers, other staff on behavioral health issues”

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This December 2014 article on The Notebook website, talks about training that educators in Philadelphia on Mental Health First Aid and trauma training.

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