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Posts about Coping with Traumatic Events

Understanding Severe Mental Illness

When a tragedy occurs like the shooting in Tucson this past weekend, we are reminded of the urgent need for early diagnosis and treatment of people who may suffer from a serious mental illness.

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Tragedy at Fort Hood

The horrific events yesterday at Fort Hood leave many Americans stunned and saddened. For those closest to the events, there is both shock and trauma. Natural disasters and violent attacks have combined in recent years to make Americans very much aware of the mental and emotional repercussions of exposure to traumatic events and of the importance of providing support, and when necessary, effective treatment to people who have experienced them. The events at Fort Hood come just as NIMH is launching the Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service-members (Army STARRS), developed at the request of the U.S. Army in the summer of 2009.

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