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A study on vicarious trauma found lasting impacts on the mental health of some children whose family was involved in the manhunt for Boston marathon bomber.

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So much crucial brain development occurs in the first three years of life that one researcher jokes that to him and his colleagues, 3-year-olds are practically middle aged. And yet,the first three years of life often get comparatively little attention in mental health or education policies

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No matter their nationality, people leaving their countries as refugees often show signs of trauma, through PTSD, depression and other mental health problems. These findings provided one of the underpinnings for our Living in the Shadows series.

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No matter their nationality, people leaving their countries as refugees often show signs of trauma, through PTSD, depression and other mental health problems. These findings provided one of the underpinnings for our Living in the Shadows series.

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Cuando Claudine Mukankindi llegó a Pittsburgh en el año 2001, fue luego de sobrevivir al genocidio de Ruanda, donde debió hacer frente a infinitos actos de violencia y perdió miembros de su familia.

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While the horrific toll from Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings is still being measured, scores of reporters are on the front lines interviewing witnesses and survivors as the nation collectively tries to come to terms with Monday’s tragedy....

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After the murder-suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, scientists and players alike still struggle over the link between head trauma and mental health.

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How trauma, alcohol and the chaos they produce undercut Native American health.

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For months, Thuy Thanh Nguyen could not sleep. The refugee from the Vietnam War and a communist gulag would cry for hours, snap at her husband and children, and throw things at them.

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This story resonates with almost everyone, since it deals with war experiences, imprisonment, caring for disabled family members (children), surviving hard times, making ends meet, determination, seeking health care/treatment for sensitive issues, cancer survival, immigration, acculturation, faith, etc.

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