Psychiatrist Elizabeth Ford, MD, describes the evacuation of psychiatric inpatients from Bellevue Hospital in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
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SANDY HOOK CHARITIES
The following charities were among the many that assisted in the immediate aftermath of the Newtown shooting.
Newtown Youth and Family Services, Inc.
Sandy Hook, CT 06482
NYFS is a licensed, non-profit, mental health clinic and youth services bureau dedicated to helping children and families achieve their highest potential. NYFS provides programs, services, activities, counseling, support groups and education throughout the Greater Newtown area.
24 Hospital Avenue Danbury, CT 06810
Danbury hospital partnered with other local counseling and mental health agencies within the community and is providing crisis intervention services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Kids in Crisis
Cos Cob, CT
In light of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Kids in Crisis is available for family members dealing with the grieving process with the help of psychologists, psychiatrists, and clinicians that will be at the Newtown Youth & Family Services.
Wellmore Behavioral Health
Wellmore has provided counseling to the Newtown community since the earliest reports of the massacre Friday, December 14, 2012.
Fairfield County Community Foundation
Fairfield County Community Foundation is accepting contributions to address the ongoing mental health issues in Fairfield County and working with families of Newtown victims to establish charitable memorial funds.
Lutheran Church Charities Comfort Dog Fund
Addison, IL 60101
K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers have served in Newtown to bring mercy and compassion to those in need. They have been requested to stay through January at Sandy Hook Elementary and Newtown High School.
By a parent whose children survived. . . . Read More
While there is increasing appreciation for disasters, ongoing research is needed to further identify the full impact of disasters on the mental health of communities as well as to provide evidence-based interventions.Read More
Understanding the biological consequences and risks associated with early life stress and trauma.Read More
K-9 Comfort Dogs and their handlers have been requested to stay Sandy Hook Elementary and Newtown High School for as long as needed. . . . Read More
The State of the Mental Health System
By Arthur Caplan, PhD and Joseph Pyle, MA
, March 13, 2013
The federal government must realize that decades of allowing mental health care to go begging leaves a very weak chance of detecting or treating those who need help.
Prison or Treatment for the Mentally Ill
Allen Frances, MD
, March 8, 2013
After each violent tragedy, politicians mourn and harrumph, but they wind up buckling under pressure from the NRA, fiscal constraints, and the prison and gun lobbies. Repeated dramatic events can shake the complacency and cowardice of a stalemated Congress and state legislatures.
The Psychology of Guns: 12 Steps Toward More Safety
H. Steven Moffic, MD
, March 5, 2013
It is yet unclear whether the overwhelming shock of Newtown will galvanize action not only to prevent future mass murderers, but also to finally reduce the public health and mental health risks of more chronic, common, and routine gun violence in America.
Mass Shootings: Research and Lessons
By James L. Knoll IV, MD
, February 12, 2013
The news media has always been in the business of searching for "the right sort of madness" to capture the public's imagination.
Evacuation of Psychiatric Inpatients from Bellevue Hospital Post Hurricane Sandy
Elizabeth Ford, MD
, January 7, 2013
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, incarcerated psychiatric patients at Bellevue Hospital had to be evacuated, without the help of elevators, electronic or phone communication, or even running water. Here, Director of Forensic Psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital Center, Elizabeth Ford, MD, gives a first-hand account.
A Word From Sandy Hook
, December 19, 2012
It has become clear over the last couple of days, that Newtown has become an area of great concern locally, nationally, and internationally. We as a world community need to go through a grieving process that includes this type of sharing, especially for parents out there. Here is a unique perspective from a parent whose young children survived the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Mass Murder and Psychiatry
H. Steven Moffic, MD
, December 17, 2012
What we know for sure is that for all the young children and adults who were killed in Newtown, their world ended a week ago. Soon after the tragedy, one of the fathers of a child killed tearfully pleaded for society to learn from what happened in order to prevent future mass murders. Here, recommendations from a psychiatrist.
Gone With The (Hurricane) Winds . . . .
, November 13, 2012
It’s comforting to think we control our own lives. Then the weathermen predict a meteorologic Armageddon, and this time their predictions turn out to be correct.
Kamsa, Bar-Kamsa, and Colorado
Howard Forman, MD
, August 15, 2012
With the recent tragedy in Colorado and the high likelihood that questions about psychiatry will be inextricably tied into it, guidance for practicing psychiatrists can be gleaned from this coincidence.
Children and the Holocaust
Harold J. Bursztajn, MD
, January 31, 2012
The grief that the Shoah brought to its victims would make its reappearance even at happy times long afterwards.
Revisiting Lodz, Poland, in 2011 and Reconstructing How My Parents Survived the Shoah (1939-1945)
Harold J. Bursztajn, MD
, January 26, 2012
I was 9 years old in December 1959 when I left and 60 in July 2011 when I returned to Lodz, Poland. My return—a journey through time as well as space—was a continuation of a trip from my home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where I teach and practice clinical and forensic psychiatry, to Berlin, where I gave a number of presentations at a conference of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health (IALMH).
9/11 10th Anniversary: A Mortality Salience Reminder
James L. Knoll IV, MD
, September 9, 2011
Attempting to write an article about 9/11 is fraught with peril from the outset. What can be said that is not repetitious? Then there is the ever present risk of offending those whose lives were forever changed in an overawing, tragic manner.
Biological Consequences and Transgenerational Impact of Violence and Abuse
Gretchen N. Neigh, PhD, Lorie A. Ritschel, PhD, and Charles B. Nemeroff, MD, PhD
, November 17, 2010
Every year, more than 1 million children are exposed to sexual or physical abuse or neglect in the United States. Childhood physical or sexual abuse is associated with adult health problems, including somatic symptoms and medical symptoms, such as heart disease, psychological problems, and substance abuse.
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
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