Fireworks can torment veterans and survivors of gun violence with PTSD – here's how to celebrate with respect for those who served

Setting off fireworks may be fun for you, but for some of your neighbors it could be a traumatic experience.

Arash Javanbakht, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Wayne State University • conversation
July 1, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  war  ptsd  noise  july-4  fireworks  war-veterans  flashbacks  fourth-of-july  combat-veterans

A perfect storm for medical PTSD: Isolation, intensive care and the coronavirus pandemic

COVID-19 patients are spending weeks in intensive care units, isolated and alone, knowing they have a disease that doctors don't fully understand. It's a recipe for post-traumatic stress disorder.

Scott E. Hall, Program Coordinator & Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, University of Dayton • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health medicine mental-health covid-19 coronavirus depression anxiety psychology trauma social-distancing ptsd medical-care hospitals social-isolation patients

Delirium, depression, anxiety, PTSD – the less discussed effects of COVID-19

A new review assesses the potential long-term psychological impact of COVID-19.

Edward Chesney, Clinical Research Fellow, King's College London • conversation
May 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: mental-health covid-19 coronavirus ptsd delirium fatigue hallucinations

As reopening begins in uncertain coronavirus times, you need emotional protective equipment, too

As we return to work, the stress and anxiety from COVID-19 won't go away. Our experts have some tips on how to handle the new normal.

Julia Felton, Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health, Michigan State University • conversation
May 12, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  anxiety  pandemic  stress  mindfulness  ptsd  coronavirus-anxiety

Emergency service workers are already at high risk of burnout – coronavirus will make this worse

Nearly 90% of emergency service staff have experienced stress, low mood and poor mental health.

Paresh Wankhade, Professor of Leadership and Management, Edge Hill University • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: covid-19 coronavirus work stress burnout ppe ptsd nhs police emergency-services fire-service

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