Lady Gaga Is Clearing Up a Common Myth About PTSD

Mental health struggles are too often shrouded in silence. So when Lady Gaga told the world she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on the Today show last week—two years after she revealed she was raped at as a teen—many appreciated and applauded her bravery. ...

How Surviving Trauma Helped Me Find the Love of My Life

It was of seventh grade when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, three blocks from my middle school. We were led down to the cafeteria and told not to stop at our lockers, and while everyone was speculating about what was going on, I wasn’t afraid—yet. ...

What Natural Disaster Survivors Can Teach All of Us About Resilience and Optimism

Over the last month or so, it’s seemed like there’s been one natural disaster after another: historic flooding in Houston and Florida, Earthquakes in Mexico, and hurricane devastation in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, to name just a few that have hit close to home. ...

What Did 'Stranger Things 2' Get Right (and Wrong) About PTSD? Here's What an Expert Thinks

Ever since Stranger Things 2 hit Netflix on October 27, the internet has been buzzing about the Upside Down. For the uninitiated, the sci-fi series is set in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana during the 1980s. It centers on a group of teens navigating an alternate universe called the Upside Down—where one character, Will Byers, gets trapped during season 1. ...

Evan Rachel Wood Says Sexual Assault Allegations in the News Are Making Her PTSD Worse—and She’s Not Alone

Ever since sexual abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein came out in early October, the news cycle has been full of stories about the past sexual misconduct of powerful men. While the #metoo movement has spurred survivors to open up about rape and harassment, the barrage of headlines has had an unintended effect: It's become a strong trigger for some survivors of...

It's Been One Year Since the Bombing at Ariana Grande's Concert—but She's Still Suffering from PTSD

A year after a suicide bombing killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the singer says she’s still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Grande recently discussed her experiences with stress and anxiety in British Vogue, saying that “time is the biggest thing.” ...

A Facebook Content Moderator Says Her Job Gave Her PTSD. Here's What Experts Think

When you think about someone suffering from (PTSD), you might think of a war veteran, a crime victim, or a natural-disaster survivor. But a lawsuit filed recently against Facebook seeks to highlight another form of the disorder. Selena Scola, a former contract employee for the social networking site, says she developed PTSD after...

3 Ways to Manage PTSD

If you suffer from , you’ve experienced a traumatic event—like a mass shooting, terrorism attack, or sexual assault—that made you believe your life or the lives of people you care about were in danger. ...

Kidnapped Teen Jayme Closs Escaped Her Abductor. Here’s What She May Be Going Through Now

It’s hard to imagine what Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who escaped her kidnapper safely on January 10 after being held captive for 88 days, is dealing with in the aftermath of her abduction. ...


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