Resource Guide for Coping with Secondhand Trauma

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky remembers the moment she was close to a psychotic break. In a 2015 TEDx talk titled “Beyond the Cliff,” the veteran social worker and founder of The Trauma Stewardship Institute recounted a vacation where she was standing on the edge of a very tall cliff, thinking, “I...

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What is Psychiatric Medication Management?

Many psychiatric disorders will require a two-pronged approach for successful treatment: medication combined with therapy or counseling. A psychiatrist can prescribe medication to help with anything from ADHD to anxiety to depression. Medication management is a vital part of this equation, as not...

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What West Point Graduates Can Teach Us About Stress and Resilience

In May 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Melissa Thomas graduated Yale School of Medicine and immediately started work in the Emergency Department of Yale New Haven Hospital. She quickly noticed similarities between her new job and her two deployments to Iraq as a U.S. Army...

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How to Navigate Thanksgiving with Your Child’s Eating Disorder

By Megan Drake, LMHC When you think of Thanksgiving what comes to mind? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade; seeing a gigantic Snoopy gliding down Central Park? Whisking together the cinnamon and pumpkin for your grandmother’s pie? You feel happy, warm, or even comforted by the nostalgia of the...

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