Trauma

Kavanaugh Vs. Ford – Why is America Divided?

October 2, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh coverage is dominating headlines. Many sexual assault survivors describe how Christine Ford’s testimony stirred their own emotions about past trauma. Why? On the other end, many feel Kavanaugh and his family are being unfairly targeted. Why are there differing opinions? How do people with such differing views work through this?

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Trauma reaction & coping tips in times of tragedy

September 18, 2018

Trauma reaction personality style and coping tips in times of tragedy was today’s topic during my regular bi-weekly mental health segment on NECN with Joy Lim Nakrin. If you missed this live interview in response to the Merrimack Explosions, you are invited to view it on demand: Trauma & Tragedy – Tips.

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Warning Signs Of Violence, Mass Shooting

February 16, 2018

Following the devastating Florida School Shooting, many wonder if there are warning signs indicating a person has the potential to be violent and/or if there is mental unwell lurking within. During my interview on NBC Boston I answered that very question. If you missed it live, here is the interview: Warning Signs    

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How to talk to children about mass shootings

February 16, 2018

The tragedy and pain of mass shootings cannot go unrecognized. We are all touched in a very deep way when such trauma occurs. The most recent shooting in a Florida school has left many children in other states experiencing true anxiety reaction symptoms. Parents are left wondering how to help their children to cope so […]

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Hannah Green’s Death – Family And Friends Struggle

January 19, 2018

On 1/17/18 HLN’s Crime and Justice with host Ashleigh Banfield called upon my expertise as a mental health professional, along with attorney Joey Jackson to discuss the tragedy of a teenage girl: Hannah Green. Specifically her death has been stated is a suicide, family and friends are struggling to believe. 

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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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