PTSD and Moral Injury

Moral injury is a term mental health professionals use to describe involvement in or exposure to events that violate a person’s preexisting code of moral conduct. Current evidence indicates that the presence of moral injury can potentially increase the chances that a person will develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the aftermath of a seriously…

PTSD Sufferers Use More Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a well-known mental health condition that doctors can diagnose 30 days or more after a person goes through certain highly stressful, life-changing experiences. Individuals affected by this condition can experience a range of symptoms that seriously interfere with their ability to function or feel mentally/emotionally secure. In a study published…

How to Manage Trauma in the Workplace

School shootings, office violence, threats against co-workers – these are becoming regular headlines. Such dire circumstances are indeed traumatic, but the workplace does not need to be the center of such extreme danger in order to be a place where trauma affects the job. Projected layoffs, sexual harassment, theft, natural disaster and domestic violence can…