Category Archives: PTSD

After 15 Years: Reflections on 9/11 from the Center of the Largest Disaster Mental Health Response in World History

I emerged from the subway on that clear Tuesday morning, likely the last train to Manhattan before America’s great city locked down to become a militarized zone. It was about 9:15 AM, just minutes after the second plane hit the Twin Towers, and I could see the smokestacks billowing disaster about 20 blocks south of […]

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Still Coping 15 Years After 9/11

September 11, 2016 marks the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA, in which nearly 3,000 people were killed. This event has had far reaching effects on attitudes and perceptions about national security, disaster response, and the impact of traumatic events on both the individual and […]

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Weekend Media Roundup for 6/17/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “Connecting the dots on nonprofit underfunding” By Helen Rosenthal and Allison Sesso, NY Slant  “Delivering action on mental health” By Sarah Chamberlain, The Hill “Concern grows on mental health of med students” By Inside Higher Ed […]

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#WriteOnSarah: When Labor is the Scariest Day of Your Life – The NICU and PTSD

This month, as we look at PTSD, I wanted to include the trauma and recovery that is part of motherhood, especially for women who experience premature labor or have a high-risk pregnancy and delivery.

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Pulse Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Florida

We here at MHA-NYC are proud to administer the Disaster Distress Helpline, the first national hotline dedicated to providing year-round disaster crisis counseling. In the aftermath of the recent tragedy in Orlando, Florida, we’d like to remind everyone that this service provides 24/7 crisis counseling and emotional support for anyone struggling with distress or other mental […]

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#WriteOnSarah: Children, PTSD and Another Act of Terrorism

After Sunday’s mass shooting, which is being called the most deadly of its kind in our country’s history, most of us are the parameters of trauma. We watch, we read, we listen, and we may, or may not, know someone whose life was ended or forever changed by the act of terrorism in Orlando.

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Weekend Media Roundup for 6/10/16

Stay informed about the latest mental health news by reading our weekend media roundups. Our favorite stories this week: “Miss USA, an Army reservist, to tackle military suicide, PTSD, and other veterans issues” By Sally Ho, AP, ArmyTimes “Department of Justice calls for better mental health resources for police departments” By Brett Hoffland, ABC News […]

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A PTSD Month Statement From Our CEO

With the start of June, we begin PTSD Awareness Month and as with so many other mental health challenges, individuals with PTSD often face loneliness and stigma. The traumatic events that can cause PTSD, like a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, a battlefield experience or a natural […]

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