At present, first responders in Florida are eligible for medical insurance under workers’ compensation. However, if they are unable to work owing to job-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), they don’t get lost wages. But now things are going to change – the recent approval of bill SB 376 by the Florida Legislature talks of covering […]
Love is blind, they say. Before falling in love with someone, a person normally doesn’t do a background check – be it for one’s social or financial status or for overall health. Life can be full of surprises – some pleasant and some unpleasant. To find it later in life that one’s love is suffering […]
Moving back ceaselessly into the past filled with unmentionable or unmanageable experiences may trigger emotional instability and outbursts with immense repercussions, if not managed on time. This can be said about the life in the army that promises endless adventure and spirit of magnanimous proportions at the time of joining, but results in veterans complaining […]
Before the recent infamous public shootings at the Fort Lauderdale airport and the Orlando nightclub, Florida already appeared to be leading the nation in mass shootings. Regardless of how and why these attacks occur, they can have a profound impact on the mental health of many, including survivors, witnesses and people hearing about it indirectly. […]
The death of a child is one of the most traumatic experiences a family can ever know. Every year, more than 300,000 children die in the United States leaving parents devastated and adrift. They face a completely new reality, a life without their beloved child and many feel guilt because they were unable to prevent […]
The birth of a stillborn baby is an extremely traumatic event for parents to accept and process. Stillbirth is the term used when a baby dies in utero after 20 weeks of pregnancy. Most stillbirths happen prior to labor but a small number occur during labor or birth. In the U.S., there are approximately 23,600 […]
Miscarriage is a private tragedy that can leave parents emotionally devastated. The joy and anticipation of bringing a new life into the world is replaced by shock and often accompanied by depression. Miscarriage, also known as perinatal loss is categorized as follows: Ectopic pregnancy – implantation of a fetus outside the uterus, usually in a […]
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