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Paige VanZant talks about rape, bullying and trauma in her new book
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“I just want to sleep. A coma would be nice. Or amnesia. Anything, just to get rid of this, these thoughts, whispers in my mind. Did he rape my head, too?” In the coming of age novel by Laurie Halse Anderson, a young girl who has been raped by a senior at a school party […]

Self-injury Awareness Month: Is self-harm a coping mechanism or an act of self-punishment?
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A deliberate act of hurting one’s own body by cutting, burning or inflicting other forms of injury is termed as self-harm, a behavior that indicates the lack of coping skills. Self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with one’s emotional pain, anger and frustration. While the act may generate a momentary sense of calm and […]

Mother hooked on substances: Parentification can add to childhood trauma
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Parenting is not an easy task. The responsibility assumes an arduous characteristic when it has to be done by those who are young children themselves. Many American households have mothers hooked on some drugs. Owing to the effect of dope that disables such mothers to realize their duty, the eldest son or daughter has to […]

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Miss Peru 2018 pageant focuses on violence against women, not body stats of contestants
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Almost every nation across the world, irrespective of their economic and social status, encounter the problem of incessant violence against women that is deep rooted in gender discrimination. The United Nations points out the pervasiveness of incidents of violence that women throughout the world face and the consequent effect of the resultant trauma on their […]

Sexual harassment associated with mental and physical trauma
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Sexual harassment or any act akin to it can take place anywhere, including a workplace. Surprisingly, women still find it difficult to complain about such a behavior, fearing loss of employment. Intimidation of women with unwanted and continuing sexual advances is prevalent everywhere, be it offices, industries or political arena. One category of women can […]

Understanding complex trauma and its effects
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The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) defines post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a mental health problem that develops after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like war, natural disasters, car accident or sexual assault. All these events are time-bound, in the sense that they occur for a limited duration of time. But in […]

National Friendship Day: Helping a friend through traumatic event recall
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Undergoing a traumatic experience can be extremely distressing and often threatening. It can result in the individual feeling fearful, even when relatively safe; constantly be on the edge; feel numb and detached; and disrupt his/her ability to come to terms with the event. Though most people recover from the trauma, it can resurface in the […]

How Charlize Theron overcame her real life trauma to live a successful reel life
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In a radio interview, actor Charlize Theron (41), recently opened up about her experience growing up with a father addicted to alcohol and the night her mother killed him in an act of self-defense. A teenager at the time of the incident, the aftermath was worse than the incident itself, she shared. Theron told the […]

Depicting trauma through movies: A woman’s perspective
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Lynn Ramsay – Scottish writer-and-director known for her much-acclaimed movies “Ratcatcher” (1999), “Morvern Callar” (2002) and “We Need to Talk About Kevin” (2011) – unveils her much-awaited movie “You Were Never Really There” (YWNRT) (2017). Known to portray life-changing trauma from a woman’s perspective, Ramsay’s new project provides viewers with a drastically different viewpoint. Unlike […]

Postpartum PTSD quite common in new mothers
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Alisha (name changed) got anxious after she gave birth to a baby boy. For months, she suffered unexplained anxiety and was plagued by the fear that something would harm her child. Following the birth of her son, Alisha would often panic for no reason and obsessively watch her son to ensure his safety. The 30-year-old […]

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