Trauma Related Content

McLean Launches Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change

On Tuesday, July 6, health care leaders, government officials, and journalists from across the U.S., Europe, and Africa joined Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, for a virtual meet and greet to launch McLean Hospital’s new Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change. Moreland-Capuia, the institute’s...

McLean Hospital Joins Partnership to Research Generational Trauma

McLean Hospital has partnered with the nonprofit arm of The Connor Group, a real estate investment firm, as well as the University of Dayton and Dayton Children’s Hospital, on a groundbreaking research project aimed at understanding the biological link between childhood hardships and mental...

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, Receives the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilber Award

Sherry R. Winternitz, MD, has received the 2021 Cornelia B. Wilbur Award from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation in honor of her outstanding clinical contributions to the treatment of dissociative disorders. Story Highlights Winternitz has served as clinical director...

Advancing Trauma-Informed Systems Change Through Education and Research

McLean Hospital is collaborating with national and international experts to provide training aimed at fostering trauma-informed systems change. Led by Alisha Moreland-Capuia, MD, founder and director of McLean’s Institute for Trauma-Informed Systems Change, this team of educators is offering two-day...

McLean Sponsors Maine Art Exhibit Focused on Domestic Abuse

McLean Hospital has joined dozens of businesses and organizations in sponsoring an art exhibit in Rockland, Maine, focused on the issue of domestic abuse. The event was created by Finding Our Voices, a nonprofit organization that seeks to “educate everyone about the pervasiveness and complexity of...

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy: Facing Trauma With a Horse by Their Side

In the spring of 2019, four women with trauma histories visited a small farm in Lexington, Massachusetts, to try a new type of therapy. These sessions turned out to be quite a change of pace from typical group therapy—but not just because they involved horses. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP)...

PTSD: More Than Trauma

Studying stress-related factors in animals is an important first step in understanding what ails us and how to fix it. But that research only goes so far, particularly when these factors also confer risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in human beings. As part of a 5-year, $13.5 million...

Julia’s Fund: Bringing Big Data to Psychiatry

Harry Kasparian has spent more than 35 years as a leader in the technology field. An engineer and businessman who founded a successful data analytics company, Kasparian understands the value of science, data, and research. Fueled by the grief of losing his beloved daughter, Julia, in 2016, Kasparian...

Advancing the Understanding of PTSD

Perhaps one of the most misused words in modern society, “trauma” is used in daily language to describe all sorts of unpleasant or uncomfortable situations. But for 5-10% of the population, trauma and the accompanying post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a very precise condition with very real...

Martin Richard Foundation: Helping Those Who Help Others

They did what they were trained to do: ran toward the explosions to shield and tend to the injured and comforted the frightened as they were transported to waiting ambulances. The first responders were among the biggest heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The Richard family suffered an...

Nursing Conference Tackles Trauma

The impact of trauma on patients, nursing professionals, the health care system, and society was examined at the 2018 Fall Nursing Conference. Held on Friday, December 14, at McLean, the day-long event, titled “Resilience in the Aftermath of Trauma: De-Briefing, Co-Creating and Empowering,” featured...

Deconstructing Stigma: I’m a Survivor

The following story features Robert, a participant in our Deconstructing Stigma: A Change in Thought Can Change a Life mental health public awareness campaign. Told through the eyes of its participants, this campaign boldly challenges the misconceptions of what those with mental illness look like...

Run for Gratitude Supports McLean Services for First Responders

They did what they were trained to do: ran toward the explosions to shield and tend the injured and held the hands of the frightened as they were transported to waiting ambulances. The first responders were among the biggest heroes of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. The Richard family experienced...

New Collaboration Seeks to Understand Trauma’s Impact on Genes

Why does one person who experienced severe childhood adversity become homeless or addicted, while another with a similar background builds a loving family life and a thriving career? Is the answer in our genes, or perhaps in how trauma affects our genes? A collaboration between McLean Hospital and...

Partnership Helps Public Schools Support Student Mental Health

Growing up has never been easy. Multiply the normal angst of the teenage years by the deluge of smartphones, texts, tweets, Instagram photos, and Snapchat snaps. Then add the realities of post-9/11 societal stress, poverty, homelessness, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse, and you have a new...