Trauma
The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens
02-23   The behavioral health challenges of LGBT teens

It’s no secret that gay teens often receive a disproportionate amount of abuse and discrimination, sometimes in the form of bullying, harassment and even violence. The stress and trauma that many LGBT teens face can have devastating effects on their mental and physical health, sometimes leading to behavioral health disorders that can linger long after […]

Social media suicides can carry long-term risks for witnesses
01-23   Social media suicides can carry long-term risks for witnesses

Teens love social media. Over 60 percent of teens aged 13 to 17 have at least one profile on a social media site, according to the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). And as annoying as it may be to have an adolescent’s face buried in a tablet or a phone – or […]

Multiple personality disorder may be rooted in traumatic experiences
08-12   Multiple personality disorder may be rooted in traumatic experiences

Dissociative identity disorder (DID), formerly referred to a multiple personality disorder, is a rare and controversial disorder that is characterized by identity fragmentation rather than the growth of two different personalities. The name of this disorder was changed in 1994 to address its accurate definition and is recognized by the DSM-5 as a mental health […]

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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