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News: Psychoanalytic Perspective on Suicide Prevention

 

Psychoanalytic Perspective for Preventing Suicide

National Suicide Prevention Week – September 7-13, 2015

New York, NY - September 7th, 2015 – Psychoanalysts understand that suicide is often caused by a culmination of a long history of emotional trauma, highly distressing life events and underlying mental illness, such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. 

Bill to Prohibit Abusive Conversion Therapy on Children Moves Forward in IL: Mental Health Organizations Release Statement

We, the undersigned professional mental health, medical and academic organizations, strongly support the Illinois Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act - Senate Bill 111 and House Bill 217. The Act protects the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youth from harmful and ineffective sexual orientation change efforts, which are also referred to as conversion therapy.

Upcoming: Human Trafficking of Women and Children in the United States: Policy & Prevention

Save-the-Date: A Psychoanalytically informed live conference and simultaneous webinar to train health care professionals to identify, treat and advocate for survivors of the particular trauma of human trafficking. Friday, April 10th from 12:00pm to 5:30pm.

Listen to Veterans without Judgement

Many moons ago, I heard a Viet Nam era veteran say something that, I think, rings eternal: “We want to be heard. We don’t want to be judged.”
 

The Importance of Asking THE QUESTION: "Have you or someone close to you ever served in the military?"

APsaA's SVI is partnering with other organizations including the AMA, the American Association of Medical Colleges, the American Academy of Nursing, the  White House's Joining Forces initiative to ensure that all health care providers ask their patients (at all age levels) "Have you or anyone you are close to served in the military?"

The Role of Talk Therapy in the Treatment of Service Members (Part 2)

Analysts and therapists interested in the issue of offering talk therapy in conjunction with other treatments offered to service members and veterans we urge you to take the time to watch the full recording of the April 10 congressional hearing of the House Armed Services Committee meeting which featured testimony by Commander Russell B. Carr, M.D., Service Chief, Adult Behavioral Health Clinic, U.S.

Local Programs Give a Psychoanalytic Voice to Welcoming Home Service Members and Veterans

The stories are becoming tragically familiar: statistics for military and veteran suicides rival combat as a cause of death among those who have served. Return to civilian life can be problematic for many veterans and their loved ones – at best, it is a significant readjustment stress for everyone involved. The civilian population continues in its denial of the stark fact it has been supporting and funding one of the longest wars in U.S. history.

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