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Rising suicide rates need population level interventions (The BMJ)

BMJ 2020 ; 371 doi: org/10.1136/bmj.m3852 (Published 07 October 2020). Future suicide data must include more information for analysing health inequalities Dear Editor, Woody Caan made an important assertion that adult suicide rates will only reduce once policy makers tackle health inequalities, with particular consideration needed regarding adverse childhood experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic (Letters, 10 October). [ Please click here to read more ]

The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in the Pandemic [The Atlantic]

Members of Heaven’s Gate, a religious cult, believed that as the Hale-Bopp comet passed by Earth in 1997, a spaceship would be traveling in its wake—ready to take true believers aboard. Several members of the group bought an expensive, high-powered telescope so that they might get a clearer view of the comet. They quickly brought it back and asked for a refund. When the manager asked why, they complained that the telescope was defective, that it didn’t show the spaceship following the comet.

We’re Not Doing Enough to Help the Homeless (The Intelligencer)

By Nick Cochran, October 24, 2020, The Wheeling Register. Youth Services System Inc. is seeking input from the local homeless population with the goal of bringing some of them to the table alongside representatives from local nonprofits, government agencies and offices, law enforcement, churches and the public for a restorative justice event in 2021. [ Please click here to read more ]

Early Trauma Leads to Changes in the Blood

By Rita Ziegler-Zurich, October 21, 2020, Early trauma leads to changes in blood metabolites similarly in mice and humans, according to new research. Experiments with mice show that these potentially harmful effects on health are also passed to the next generation, the researchers report. They identified a biological mechanism by which traumatic experiences become embedded in germ cells. People who live through traumatic experiences in childhood often suffer long-lasting consequences that...

Historical Trauma Specialist Certification- Level 1

The Historical Trauma Specialist Certification- Level 1 is a comprehensive understanding of Historical Trauma from a multicultural lens. The training is designed for participants serving, leading, advocating and working with people of color. It is the perfect training for people in multicultural families and for anyone with the desire to understand the impact of slavery, genocide and colonization. The course dives deeply into the following topics: Introduction: Explosion of COVID-19 &...

Marine Credit Union Partners with Statewide Initiative to Help Build A Resilient and Trauma-Informed Organization, Community (PRNNewswire)

By Marine Credit Union, October 20, 2020. LA CROSSE, Wis. , Oct. 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine Credit Union is taking action and partnering with Resilient Wisconsin , a state wide initiative bringing together the latest evidence-based tools and trauma-informed practices. Resilient Wisconsin works with community partners to introduce the Resilient and Trauma-Informed Community (RTIC), a framework adopted by community partners to collaboratively respond to what we have learned from the...

Mark Your Calendars! Oct. 28, 2020 — Cracked Up: The Evolving Conversation, with special guest Dr. Jacob Ham

Join comedian Darrell Hammond and filmmaker Michelle Esrick on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, for the fifth episode of CRACKED UP: THE EVOLVING CONVERSATION. This episode features Dr. Jacob Ham , a clinical psychologist, associate professor and director of the Center for Child Trauma and Resilience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Ham is a highly sought-after trainer and consultant on trauma-informed engagement and maintains an active clinical practice at Mount...

From: THE LANCET: The opioid crisis and the 2020 US election: crossroads for a national epidemic

From: THE LANCET : The opioid crisis and the 2020 US election: crossroads for a national epidemic By Leana S Wen and Nakisa B Sadeghi Published:October 06, 2020 This is the conclusion followed by a brief outline of the 3 key points Please read the entire article which is linked here Dennis Haffron htt Conclusion On the cusp of the presidential election and in the midst...

Wikipedia and W.H.O. Join to Combat Covid Misinformation []

By Donald G. McNeil Jr. on October 22, 2020 for the New York Times As part of efforts to stop the spread of false information about the coronavirus pandemic, Wikipedia and the World Health Organization announced a collaboration on Thursday: The health agency will grant the online encyclopedia free use of its published information, graphics and videos. The collaboration is the first between Wikipedia and a health agency. “We all consult just a few apps in our daily life, and this puts W.H.O.

Closing California’s State Youth Prisons is a Victory for Racial Justice []

By Renee Menart on October 19, 2020, the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange In a long-awaited decision, California leaders have moved to close the state’s youth correctional institutions managed by the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). Throughout its 80-year history, DJJ has come under harsh criticism for its prison-like conditions, rampant violence and dramatic racial disparities among youth behind its walls. Recently, the rapid spread of COVID-19 inside DJJ facilities sparked...

Landlords Challenge U.S. Eviction Ban and Continue to Oust Renters []

By Kriston Capps , October 22, 2020, 2:11 PM EDT for Bloomberg City Lab In September, the Trump administration announced a national moratorium on evictions , via an order by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at reducing the spread of coronavirus. The four-month temporary suspension applies to any tenant who can’t make rent due to economic conditions and who presents a written declaration about their circumstances to their landlord. But the CDC ban now faces legal...

For Pregnant Women, Stigma Complicates Opioid Misuse Treatment []

By Amarica Rafanelli 10/22/20, for The New and expectant mothers face unique challenges when seeking treatment for an opioid use disorder. On top of preparing for motherhood, expectant mothers often face barriers to accessing treatment, which typically involves taking safer opioids to reduce dependency over time. The approach is called medication assisted therapy, or MAT, and is a key component in most opioid treatment programs. But with pregnant women, providers can be hesitant to...

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