How Trauma Brings Fear, Yes, But Also More Nuanced Reactions
Adaptations such as resilience, the ability to “bounce back” after stressful life events, and post-traumatic growth, the range of positive psychological changes that occur following trauma, have both been shown to be common -- and, importantly, learnable.
Stressed-Out Undergrads And The College Mental Health Crisis
The bottom line: undergrads are struggling, many of them suffering from mild, moderate and severe mental illness. And colleges are scrambling to figure out ways to cope, from setting up automated counseling kiosks to launching campaigns promoting the message that it's all right to ask for help.
Dr. Mark Vonnegut: On Creativity, Being 'Crazy' And Getting Help
The reason the arts and craziness run in families is because crazy people who can sing and dance and paint pictures and write well do a much better job of convincing others to have babies with them than if they’re just plain crazy. Thus has it ever been.
Empathy Lessons: Training Police To Understand People With Mental Illness
To help them handle the growing proportion of police work that involves mental health crises, some Massachusetts officers take advanced training that teaches them to better understand -- and empathize with -- people with mental illness.