Coping
How to prepare for grief
08-29   How to prepare for grief

Nothing is more traumatic than sudden loss. Anyone who’s ever experienced a late-night phone call from a hospital or police station understands how quickly grief can enter life. Losses aren’t always sudden; sometimes, life forces people to prepare for grief in advance. Having a relative diagnosed with late-stage cancer is the sort of situation that makes […]

Imodium abuse can result in death
06-29   Imodium abuse can result in death

Opioids bind to receptors in the brain. In effect, they trick the brain into thinking the body feels no pain. One of the side effects of this trickery is a feeling of euphoria; therein lies the problem. Individuals become addicted as they try to recapture these euphoric effects. But the brain’s pleasure center becomes desensitized […]

Internet anonymity allows survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories
04-20   Internet anonymity allows survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories
Posted in Advocacy, Coping, Trauma

According to a study published this February in the Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, researchers have found that survivors of sexual abuse may be able to benefit from the anonymity of online forums. The study The study was led by Nazanin Andalibi, a doctoral […]

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