Tag: trauma

Police Reforms Must Include Reparations for Those Living Through the Trauma of Police Violence

Photo: Drazen Zigic (Shutterstock) When Eric Garner died after being put in a chokehold by then-New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014, his daughter Erica Garner immediately became an activist of the highest caliber. She organized marches, wrote articles, and stood up to demand a conversation with President Obama at the presidential […]

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How PTSD Can Cause Learning Disabilities

Effects of PTSD on the Brain Trauma can affect the brain in multiple ways. Both short-term and long-term trauma can change neurochemical systems, which include the regulation and release of stress hormones, such as cortisol and norepinephrine.  Other areas that can be impacted include the brain circuits that make up the stress response. People who […]

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Rickey Smiley Speaks On Therapy Following Daughter’s Shooting And PTSD

Source: Paras Griffin / Getty The aftereffects of gun violence are setting in for Rickey Smiley and his daughter after she was shot multiple times over the Fourth of July weekend. His 19-year-old daughter Aaryn Smiley had to undergo surgery after she was shot three times in Houston, Texas, according to updates from Rickey himself. […]

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