Empowering Trauma Survivors
A psychiatrist discusses how he helps individuals around the world heal from invisible wounds.
Attitude Is a Choice
If you have a choice, choose compassion.
Making the World a Little Safer: My New Year’s Resolution
Here’s why we need to do the hard work of making changes that help achieve our goals.
The Importance of Cherishing the Older Adults in Your Life
"Dementia is a mental health condition that can make or break families. Remember that behind the difficult behavior is your loved one."
A New Physician Oath for Addressing Systemic Problems in Medicine
How can we, as clinicians, humanize our field and provide better care for our patients?
Be a Light
Acknowledging the impact of holidays on others, and what to do when things get dark.
If You Have Children, Talk to Them
The importance of normalizing discussions about the 4 Ss with children.
Youth Empowerment Starts With “You”
How can we reimagine youth empowerment in order to break the cycles of dysfunction caused by trauma?
Dementia: A Social Death Sentence
A reminder to cherish your parents and the older adults in your life.
SPIRIT (Social Psychiatry Interested in Recovery from International Trauma) Voices Some Current Concerns
All these events that occurred over the weekend bear social psychiatric weight.
Our Women Deserve Better
“Changing the status quo requires all of us to take an active stand.”
This model of care aims to bear witness and break the cycles of trauma that can otherwise permanently damage us as individuals, families, and communities.
In the Seclusion Room
What is the role of seclusion in creating a culture of care within acute inpatient psychiatric units?
A Bird’s Eye View: Reflections on Trauma
We need to heal children impacted by trauma.
The Wounded Healer: A Token of Appreciation
This new book encourages clinicians to take care of themselves.
The Psychosocial Impacts of War and Armed Conflict on Children
A call to action both to support the youngest victims of war and to prevent future trauma.
Self-Forgiveness: A Step Closer to Healing
Healing our relationships, and ourselves, through acts of self-care, compassion, and grace.
Social Psychiatric Lessons Learned and Relearned in the Aftermath of the Synagogue Hostage Crisis
With hate on the rise once more, remember these 10 conclusions.
We Refuse to Hate
The recent hostage situation at a synagogue in Texas in indicative of a larger underlying problem.
Looking Back While Moving Forward
Life is like a car ride—but what does this have to do with psychiatry?
Working—and Connecting—With Afghan Refugees
Many Afghan refugees are coming to the United States. How can we effectively work with our new neighbors?
Psychiatrists Concerned With the Afghanistan Situation: Ethical and Practical Issues
What can psychiatrists do to help veterans, Muslims, immigrants, refugees, and all those affected by the US withdrawal?
6 Lessons From a Tragedy
There are beautiful things that you can only see in the dark.
Reflecting on Psychiatry’s Role in Religion
Psychiatry and spirituality have many things in common, including family dynamics, self-care, emotional intelligence, trauma healing, and suicide prevention.
An Interfaith Psychiatrist Prescription for Middle East Peace
A cease fire is welcome, but a far cry from what we want to achieve—lasting Middle East peace.
Befriend Your Shadows
Walking a dark path alone is a common experience for survivors of trauma.
More Than a Murder-Suicide
A tragedy has rocked the Muslim community. How can psychiatry try to help prevent further tragedies from occurring?
What Does Psychiatry Have to Do with Religion?
One doctor shares his experiences with religion’s role in the practice.
Moral Duty Beyond Prescribing Medications
One doctor gives his recommendations for attending to children’s happiness.
Tend to Your Soul
The recent Disney Pixar film has a doctor contemplating what makes us all unique, and how we can care for ourselves.
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