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Perfect Parenting Pressures Could Affect Mental Health
Becoming a parent for the first time can be hard for some people. But some new parents may risk developing a mental disorder when they also face social pressures to be perfect parents.
Share Pain to Heal from Natural Disasters
Natural disasters can strike any time anywhere. For those who will develop emotional issues in the aftermath, coping strategies can be important, especially if people lack other resources.
What Happens After Disaster Strikes?
When a natural disaster strikes, it's hard to predict how different individuals involved will be affected. Some may develop PTSD but recover, and others develop more resilience.
Coping with Traumatic Events
America had a rough time last week. The Boston bombings, the explosion in West, Texas, and the Boston manhunt have been difficult for many to cope with.
Bruises on the Outside – and the Inside
Domestic abuse has been linked to all kinds of other health problems, including mental illness. The question is how strong the link is between victimization and mental health.
Help Children Cope with Traumatic News
As the news of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. sinks in across the nation, many parents may be struggling to find ways to help their children process the news.
Talk Therapy for Kids with PTSD
A severely traumatic event like sexual abuse or a natural disaster leaves its scars on children. They may go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Battle Wounds of Bullying
More and more research is looking at the long-term harm of bullying. In some cases, severe bullying may play a part in post-traumatic stress syndrome.
When Real Disasters on TV Scare Kids
The Twin Towers falling. Raging wildfires. Families wading through flooded waters. These images might show important news, but disaster coverage makes an impression on little minds.
Impact of Abuse is Far-Reaching
The long-term psychological effects of rape are not news. But women who are raped often suffer in many less obvious and unseen ways.