Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Sadly, our nation again has experienced what can only be described as a horrific event. The mass shooting in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, is considered to be the deadliest mass shooting in United States history. Not only were 50 individuals killed, but more than 50 have apparently been brought to local hospitals for treatment. In … Continue reading Coping with the psychological impact of a mass shooting

Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

As victims and families begin to piece their lives back together after a tragedy, a new, lesser-known struggle may emerge. Ann Marie Warren, PhD, ABPP, a clinical psychologist on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, and Jeff Quan, a counselor at Eastfield College, recently sat down for a segment of the … Continue reading Life after the storm: The psychological response after trauma

Watch: The connection between mental health and Parkinson’s disease

The devastating news of Robin Williams’ death sparked a robust national discussion about depression and suicide. But a recent public statement from his family revealed that Mr. Williams was also in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. That, in turn, shifted the conversation to the potential link between Parkinson’s and depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Recent Parkinson’s … Continue reading Watch: The connection between mental health and Parkinson’s disease

Pastor: My respect for Robin Williams has never been stronger

I see so many people posting heartfelt pieces of wisdom on the social media sites that I frequent. It goes something like, “Treat everyone with kindness because you never know what burdens they are carrying.”  That cliché has taken on new meaning in the wake of Robin Williams’ death last week. First, let me say … Continue reading Pastor: My respect for Robin Williams has never been stronger

Isolation: The true culprit behind Robin Williams’ suicide

Any suicide is an imponderable, if not unconscionable thing.  It becomes all the more difficult to grasp in the life of one who seemingly has it all. Robin Williams had talent, success, fame and wealth. He had around him people who loved him, who cared for him quite deeply. There were, undoubtedly, many who would … Continue reading Isolation: The true culprit behind Robin Williams’ suicide