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Postpartum can be both boundless love and breathtaking sadness. It shouldn’t mean silence

It was hard to admit that a mental health crisis had crept up on me, just weeks after one of the happiest days of my life. I told myself that I was exaggerating my own symptoms, that I was just … Continue reading

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Support groups for ‘ICU survivors’ are springing up. But will patients traumatized by intensive care show up?

Survival can seem like the only goal during a stay in a hospital’s intensive care unit. But for many patients, the aftermath can be just as harrowing. Now, an international initiative has launched support groups designed to help those who … Continue reading

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Pediatricians take on new role: Fighting the bigotry and violence that hurts kids

America’s pediatricians are tired of watching their patients traumatized by gun violence and racism.Now, they’re launching an effort to do something about it.The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued recommendations that children under 6 be shielded from on-screen violence, that video … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy by emoji: Mental health community wrestles with texting

Dr. Carlene MacMillan was at a garden party in Brooklyn when the text message appeared on her phone. The sender was alone, in a hotel room, unable to stop thinking about killing herself with an overdose, and she was sending an … Continue reading

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