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Branding Tattoos Use Ink to Violate Women

Our article, reposted on Psychology Today, concerns the huge number of women who experience violence such as tattoo branding, a more recent form of abuse.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/talking-about-trauma/201607/branding-tattoos-use-ink-violate-women
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Lack of Regulation in Porn Industry Leaves Women Unprotected
Our latest article discusses the higher degree of vulnerability associated with working in the porn industry and the lack of regulations' impact on well-being.
The documentary film 'Hot Girls Wanted', produced by Rashida Jones and released in the spring of 2015, follows several young women living in a North Miami Beach home as they attempt to enter the amateur pornography industry. Since its release, the film has sparked major discussion about the ...
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Documentary Film Tells Story of Race, Drugs and Baseball
Our article, reposted on Psychology Today, reviews a documentary about Dock Ellis, a baseball player who struggled with racial stigmatization and drug abuse.
Film explores multiple sides of Ellis, revealing a complex portrait
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Teaching Children about Trauma: The "River Speaks" Series
Our article, reposted on Psychology Today, describes the River Speaks books by Sandy Stream. The stories are designed to provide a relatable experience for children who have undergone trauma.
Stories help children verbalize traumatic experiences.
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Your Reality Too
Today's Arts and Culture post shows a poem written by Rachel, a blogger on time-to-change.org. In it, she addresses the fear and stigma associated with mental illness.
Rachel, a blogger on time-to-change.org, suffers from an unnamed mental illness. She wrote this poem in an effort to speak to the fear, discrimination, and stigma that comes with having a mental illness. She also addresses how it feels to be judged by other members of society. Your Reality Too ...
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Huggable Robot Bear Fills Need for Pediatric Support
Our most recent article describes Huggable, a plush robotic bear designed to alleviate the fear and loneliness associated with a child's hospital stay.
You are seven years old… alone in the hospital, away from home and the support of family and friends. You can't go to school, roughhouse with siblings, or take part in activities like other children. You are scared. Sometimes, you feel totally alone. Having a child admitted into a long-term ...
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Falling
Today's Arts and Culture post features the artwork of Alexa Meade,who decided to share her narrative of surviving depression through a series of realistic self-portraits titled "Falling".
Alexa Meade captures the brutality of depression through her series of self-portraits titled “Falling”. Alexa has suffered from depression from the age of 10, and following treatment, was inspired to share her extraordinary narrative of resiliency through artwork.
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Mental Health Initiatives for Athletes Still Lacking
Our article, reposted on Psychology Today, concerns athletes' heightened vulnerability for mental illness and the lack of resources they face.
Sports psychology often targets improved performance, not mental health
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Helping Children of Bipolar Parents
Our article, reposted on Moods Magazine, discusses the stress of growing up with a Bipolar parent and a program that targets this vulnerable population.
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How I Came to Embrace My Mental Illness
Our Arts and Culture post features a personal essay by Rachel McKibbens detailing how her experience with bipolar disorder.
Rachel McKibbens writes a personal essay on her experience with bipolar disorder and that by denying that she had a problem, her mental condition worsened but through the art of poetry, she was finally feeling like herself again. How I came to Embrace my Mental Illness By Rachel McKibbens ...
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MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy a Promising Approach for PTSD
Our latest article discusses recent research evaluating MDMA as therapeutic support. It has promising results as it helps clients overcome resistance to exploring their trauma.
A victim of prolonged physical and sexual torture at the hands of her father, Brenda (name changed) was suicidal for thirty-five years. Her life was dominated by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—a debilitating anxiety condition in which the person psychologically re-experiences the ...
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When Sexual Assault Victims Don't "Resist"
Our latest article refutes the common rape myths that a rape is more real if the woman fights back or if there are physical injuries to substantiate her claim. Rape myths such as these serve to increase victim blaming and decrease perceived perpetrator responsibility.
Lara Mcleod was just 19 when she was reportedly raped by Joaquin Rams, the fiancée of her elder sister. At the time Lara stated that she didn't want to report the incident. But a police officer, who learned of the allegations from Lara's parents, told her to come to the station for a formal ...
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The Trauma & Mental Health Report is a weekly online research report published out of York University in Toronto.
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The Trauma & Mental Health Report is a weekly online research report published out of York University in Toronto.

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