Trigger Warning: Real Life

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When traumatic news events trigger past trauma for the PTSD survivor.

For Mindful Men: No, Sex Won’t Heal Your Broken Heart

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How do you heal a broken heart? Most of us have experienced this pain, but there are some important no-no’s (and mindful suggestions) to keep in mind.

The Man-Box Is Inherently Traumatic: Inside the Conversation at The Good Men Project

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Every time you pressure a man to perform masculinity in a certain codified, narrow way—you are traumatizing him. The man-box itself is an act of violence.

Let’s Stop Allowing Comparing Trauma to Become a Contest

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Have you had something bad happen to you? Congratulations, so has everyone else. Let’s stop making conversations on trauma a contest of scars.

Dear Dad: Won’t Happen Overnight

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This Mother of 3 is haunted by the trauma of her deliveries. She needs her husband to be more open about it, but it will take time.

Breaking The Silence

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Talking is part of the healing process.

‘American Sniper’ : All-American Denial

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“American Sniper” makes not talking about war heroic, while war’s causes, use and impact are exactly what should guide our national conversation.

Adoption and Trauma

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Tom Andriola on surviving trauma as an adoptee.

Not Humming

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Laura Foley uses brevity and simplicity to make a powerful impact in this prose poem.

What Every Parent Should Know About Concussions

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Cindy Trowbridge tells us how to recognize the signs and symptoms of head trauma.

Sexual Healing

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A new vision of 21st century male sexuality.

An Open Letter to Sabrina Rubin Erdely

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UVA rape survivor Elisabeth Corey has something to say to Sabrina Rubin Erdely and Rolling Stone about reporting on trauma.

Compassion Fatigue: The Cost Some Workers Pay for Caring

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Seeing trauma and suffering on a regular basis can have a deep impact on these workers.

Accidental Wisdom

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After two years filled with physical and emotional pain, Alex Brennan shares what he’s learned, much of it by accident.

You’re Projecting It Onto Us White People!

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Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.

I’m Still Being Punished for His Crime

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Would you like to repeat the details your trauma again, and again, and again?