Trauma

New Mexico School Shooting – How To Help Children

December 8, 2017

The tragedy in New Mexico has left many wondering about the different types of responses children may have to trauma, as well as how to help one’s children as the story unfolds. During my interview on NBC News Boston last night where I discussed the New Mexico school shooting, I addressed these two topics as […]

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Mental Health Care System Problems – Texas Shooting

November 10, 2017

With the latest tragedy of the Texas church shooting, this has left us as a public wondering; is there a problem with the mental health care system in America? Specifically mental health facilities that are eligible to treat severe mental illness? Through my lens as a Psychotherapist, I appear on FOX News discussing my concerns […]

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Vegas Massacre – Mental Illness As Motive?

October 8, 2017

Stephen Paddock is the much talked about topic in the news as of late. This painful tragedy, the Vegas massacre leads us all wondering why would a person commit such an act of violence and destruction? Is mental illness the motive in the Vegas massacre? Is it possible he had an undiagnosed mental illness? Is […]

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Patriots Have A Moment Of Silence For Ezra Schwartz

November 24, 2015

My blog today is simply a brief commentary to share how touched I am by Bob Kraft’s decision. It was just the other day that I attended the funeral of Ezra Schwartz along with thousands of others here in our small town of Sharon Massachusetts. Here in Sharon, the town Ezra Schwartz grew up in, […]

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Sharon Massachusetts Grieves and Comes Together in Reaction to Terrorism

November 22, 2015

Thoughts Regarding the Tragedy Of A Member Of Our Community Sunday 11/22/2015 at 11:05AM my husband and I arrived at Temple Sinai in our precious small town of Sharon Massachusetts for the funeral of a member of our community;18 year old Ezra Schwartz. The funeral was to begin at 12:00PM, and yet at 11:05AM as […]

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Murder and Mental Health – HIPAA Laws Need Re-evaluation

August 27, 2015

Each time a murder happens, we in the mental health industry are reminded that something needs to change. The most recent horrific murder is of TV reporter Alison Parker and camera man Adam Ward. The news media and the public talk about why tragedy happens, because we are looking for a reason as it is […]

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Cancer Eats The Life Of The Living – A Daughter’s Love Of Father

June 28, 2015

Till death do us not part… Cancer eats away at the life of the living – A daughter’s love of father Cancer doesn’t just eat the life out of and is destructive to the recipient of this body invasion, it is a disease that hits those who love the person who has been shot by […]

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Duggar Scandal – Child Sexual Molestation

May 31, 2015

Many of the media outlets are discussing the Josh Duggar sexual molestation scandal. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his name, he is the oldest son of the TV show: ’19 Kids and Counting’. What this family must have gone through and are now going through one can only imagine. Tabloids are what […]

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UCSB Murder – Misogyny or Mental Illness?

May 29, 2014

There’s debate as to whether Elliot Rodger’s violent murder spree was due to misogyny or mental illness. As a Psychotherapist for 20+ years I will boldly state in an effort to set the record straight that this is a clear cut case of mental illness. Misogyny is defined as the hatred or contempt of women. […]

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UCSB Murder Tragedy Prevented? Warning Signs: Hannity w Dr. Karen Ruskin

May 28, 2014

The UCSB murder tragedy – painfully, this horrific reality is not the first nor will it be the last of it’s kind. The theme? Young adult men who are mentally ill. Elliot Rodger, the young adult male who is being discussed on media outlets this week for he is the person who went on a killing […]

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