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Kicking and Screaming: My Choice to "Support" Involuntary Committment

A couple of weeks ago I received a call on the crisis hotline from a concerned therapist who wanted mobile crisis’s assistance in getting her client to a psychiatric hospital. 1,423 more words

Mental Health

Why do those who have experienced sexual abuse sometimes feel like it is their fault the abuse happened to them?

It is common for survivors of sexual abuse to blame themselves. They frequently find ways they think they could have prevented the abuse or things they could have done to stop it. 78 more words


Reeda Hawkins

Title: Human Rights Investigator

Company: Illinois Department of Human Rights

Location: Country Club Hills, Ill.

Ten years prior to becoming a human rights investigator for the… 111 more words


Tools For Practice Tuesday- CrisisTextLine.org

Tools For Practice TuesdayCrisisTextLine.org

So happy to share this internet tool for practice because it combines my interest in crisis work with my passion for engaging with youth. 207 more words

Child And Adolescent

Watch for the flying of the flags

Terminal rage preceded by increased red flag threats and violence

WESTBOROUGH, MA  November 2, 2014 A group of my colleagues and I were drawn into the chilling events of June 13, 2011 after Stephen Lake killed his family and then himself.   1,001 more words

Human Behavior

What is PTSD and what does it have to do with sexual assault?

PTSD stands for post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a diagnosis which suggests that someone has endured an extreme trauma and is having resulting symptoms. PTSD is commonly associated with veterans of war who return from overseas. 71 more words

Helping A Friend

"In Her Shoes" event preview

KIMT – News 3 – October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and today folks in our area will have the opportunity to glimpse into a day in the life of an abuse victim. 205 more words