June 14, 2016
Dr. O'Connor, who has published four papers examining post-traumatic stress amongst the adult inhabitants of Juárez, says she knows of no serious studies of the problem among children. While researching she heard numerous stories about murder, torture, extortion, kidnapping, and disappearances, and coined the phrase narcotrauma to explain the mental health issues they have caused.
June 15, 2016
“No matter how large the tissue of falsehood that an experienced liar has to offer, it will never be large enough … to cover the immensity of factuality.”
In this issue of Practicing Recovery, we look at how practitioners and healthcare organizations can incorporate family support into recovery for people with behavioral health conditions. Trauma, mental illness, and substance use can have measurable effects on family members. These effects may be even more detrimental for those from minority groups.
New York Times
June 14, 2016
With more than 1.65 billion members worldwide posting regularly about their behavior, Facebook is planning to take a more direct role in stopping suicide. On Tuesday, in the biggest step by a major technology company to incorporate suicide prevention tools into its platform, the social network introduced mechanisms and processes to make it easier for people to help friends who post messages about suicide or self-harm.