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Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

Wisconsin aspiring to be first US state to be completely trauma-informed

Unaddressed trauma is a serious public health problem. The long-lasting detrimental impact of trauma on physical and mental health, especially among children, is necessitating the adoption of a trauma-informed approach to care. Wisconsin is leading the effort to become the United States’ first trauma-informed state. On March 13, 2018, Wisconsin Governor Scott K. Walker signed …

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PTSD not only war veterans’ disease; here’s how it affects teens

The mention of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) generally brings to mind images of veterans struggling with the stress of overcoming their devastating war-time experiences. While this may be considered the most widely known form of PTSD, the onset of the disorder can take place due to various non-combat reasons as well. This mental disorder may …

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‘Parenting a Teen Who Has Intense Emotions’ discusses DBT skills for behavioral health challenges

While being a teen and dealing with the roller coaster that is puberty is rough, parenting a teen is a whole other ball game. This is made more complicated when dealing with a teen whose emotions go far beyond the norm for this hormonal stage of life. Teens with intense emotions may be struggling with …

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Adolescent marijuana use greatly increases the chance of mental illness

According to Harvard Medical School, adolescents who regularly smoke marijuana are twice as likely to develop psychosis or schizophrenia as adolescents who do not light up. Young people who regularly use drugs place themselves at greater risk for developing not just psychosis but a variety of later-life mental health problems. Early marijuana use and mental …

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