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Buffalo Supermarket Shootings Response and Recovery Resources

Acts of mass violence, such as the shootings at the supermarket in Buffalo, New York cause extreme disruption within communities. Victims, family, friends, first responders and emergency personnel, as well as community leaders are among those affected. The racially motivated nature of the event may serve to further divisions and requires thoughtful consideration to foster community recovery. Ongoing and graphic media exposure, as well as the perpetrator’s live streaming of the shooting, broaden the disaster “community” far beyond the geographic region of the event. Please click HERE for resources

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16th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference: Cells, Circuits, Sensors, and Stress

The 16th Annual Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference occurred on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The Amygdala, Stress, and PTSD Conference at the Uniformed Services University brings together scientists and clinicians working toward solving the biological basis of stress, fear, and posttraumatic stress disorder. View recordings of the presentations here.

Congratulations to the poster winners!

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WAR IN UKRAINE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Exposure to war causes a wide range of harmful mental health effects. Those living in Ukraine, refugees who are displaced, family and friends of Ukrainian citizens, as well as communities watching around the world may experience responses such as anger, fear, trouble with sleep, increased use of substances, and others. Reactions in children can be similar but may also include reverting to earlier childhood behaviors, isolation, aggression, and diminished school performance. Identifying these responses and providing early interventions can lower distress, enhance well-being, and improve the ability to care for ourselves and our families.

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Medical IDs on Our Smartphones

Medical emergencies can occur unexpectedly and leave us unable to communicate important information, such as medical conditions, allergies, and emergency contacts. There is a simple and safe way to keep information
handy so that good samaritans and responders can help.

Click HERE to see how to add to your smartphone or print out a cut out for your wallet or purse

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“Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition” is now available in Japanese

We are pleased to announce that “Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry 2nd Edition,” edited by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress Director Dr. Robert J. Ursano and Science Director Dr. Carol S. Fullerton along with Dr. Lars Weisaeth and Dr. Beverley Raphael, was translated into Japanese and is now available in print.

Dr. Jun Shigemura took up the role of editing the Japanese version of this book. Dr. Shigemura was a former CSTS fellow (2003–2005) and is now a Professor for the Faculty of Health Sciences at Mejiro University in Saitama, Japan. He also wrote this book’s chapter “Nuclear disaster response” based on his team’s experience after the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Fukushima nuclear disaster.

This book covers topics related to natural and human-made events such as terrorism, pandemics, media coverages, and risk communication. The Japanese professionals will now have a comprehensive review of the psycho-bio-social responses to disaster in their own language. We are delighted that our Center’s knowledge continues to expand to the people in Japan and the globe.

Click HERE for the English version

Click HERE for the Japanese version

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