Posts Tagged 'ptsd'

Why Depression Should Be Taken Seriously

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Depression is more common than many people think. In fact, it’s one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States, affecting about 6.7% of adults. That’s 16 million Americans: people who have to cope with the sometimes debilitating effects of the illness in their everyday lives. The problem is severe enough that the WHO (World Health Organization) has declared depression the top cause of disability worldwide. Estimates suggest that more than 4% of the world’s population as a whole are affected by depression. Like many mental illnesses, it’s common for depression to be taken less seriously as it should be—as if it isn’t an issue that greatly impacts everyday life for those who suffer from it. Here’s why it’s important that we start shifting these views in the United States and worldwide.

Posted by Audrey Willis Mar 13, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

PTSD Awareness Day: The Effects of Mental Healthcare Budget Cuts

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June 27, 2016 is PTSD Awareness Day. While most people have some awareness of PTSD, there is a lot more to learn.

Posted by Audrey Willis Jun 29, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

The Future of Rehabilitation: Using Virtual Reality to Heal

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We are in an age where our current technological advances were once just a dream of 80’s children. Hover boards, computers in our pockets, and augmented or virtual reality are now a part of our world. These devices are becoming progressively more prominent in the market, and interesting developments are creating worlds we couldn’t even imagine 30 years ago.

Posted by Katie McBeth Jun 20, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments