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Podcast on Risk of Vicarious Trauma

Storyful recently released a podcast on the risks that come with prolonged and frequent exposure to graphic content. I consider this a crucial—and unfortunately still underreported—challenge in crisis human rights research. 20 more words

Vicarious Trauma

When trauma, anxiety, and depression strike 

A year ago…

A year ago, my husband sent me this picture. It was a Monday morning. It was early. It was his first day back in the States after 18 months in Chad, 3 and ½ weeks in London to get eye treatment, and one week back in Chad to pack our house. 528 more words


Surviving the Job: Understanding and Supporting First Responders

Police and other first responders need to be prepared for any scenario; they see and come into situations that many of us cannot imagine. First responders see people at their worst, most vulnerable and need to take special care of themselves to manage the emotional rollercoaster that comes with the job. 290 more words

Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma and Human Violence

Multilayered stress is a vexing aspect of modern life for most of us—especially women!  We are physically and psychologically bombarded with stimuli that our grandparents could not have conceived. 231 more words

Being Present

Be Careful Little Eyes What You see

The Assault on Our Eyes
September 17, 2016
Chaplain Kay Wilson-Bolton

Most people know when an image is seen, it is burned into the brain and no one can “un-see” it. 415 more words

Chaplain Kay

#partygoblin is overtired and confused about her lack of regret

I was drunk when I wrote my first post last night, but didn’t post it. I read it over just now and it was totally presentable. 929 more words

Antianxiety Medication

Are You Okay?

by Faye McCray

With the filming of police violence, the divisive and dangerous rhetoric soundtracking the 2016 election, and the flooding of microaggressions… 1,124 more words