Browsing: trauma


Suicide Prevention in Teens and Children

BY DR. SUZANNE RYBCZYNSKI AND DR. CARMEN LOPEZ-ARVIZU On October 19, 2021, faced with the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on an already strained pediatric mental health system, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association declared a “national emergency in children’s mental…


Transplant Patients and Survivor’s Guilt

BY JANET COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, AND DR. CATHY CAMPBELL, DNP, RN, MBA, CHC, FACHE, CCM Receiving a cadaver organ transplant is a life-changing experience. Transplant recipients often experience a wide range of emotions from the highest high to the lowest low. The thrill of receiving a life-saving transplant is sometimes…

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Building Resiliency: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Mental Health Exigency

BY ALAN BOARDMAN, LMSW, ACM-SW The COVID-19 pandemic is challenging our nation’s healthcare delivery system in unprecedented ways. Healthcare workers on the front lines compare the conditions to a war zone.1 The psychological burden of the pandemic affects all segments of our society. The intensity and duration of the COVID-19 emergency require…