mental health

The Heart Of The Terror Threat

Terrorism-related stress, it turns out, doesn’t only affect people’s mental health.

Contributing Editor
02/03/2016 (All day)

Jerusalem — Several studies have documented the negative impact anxiety related to terrorism and armed conflict can have on mental health, but only one statistical study has assessed the physical toll long-term terrorism-related stress can have on the heart.

Israeli medics tend to a recent stabbing victim in Jerusalem, part of an ongoing spate of such attacks. Getty Images

Talking To Kids About Mental Health: The Other Topic After Sandy Hook

12/16/2012 - 19:00

As soon as I heard the news about the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, I immediately thought to myself in horror “What if one of my kids had been a victim?”  I also knew as soon as I thought it that there would have been absolutely nothing I could have done to prevent it had either or both of my 11-year old twins been in the worst possible place at the worst possible time. 

But my next thought was even more upsetting: “What if one of my kids had been the shooter?” 

Deborah Grayson-Riegel
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