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Building a Safer Community for Suicidal Teens

Chieh Hsu

Posted Jul 6, 2019

The first time parents laid eyes on their newborn child, they probably pictured various milestones: first steps, first day of school, college graduation, and, perhaps, a big wedding. What may have never occurred to them is that, as their child grows, he or she may be at risk of suicide. Shocking news to most parents, […]

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Trauma and Meaning

Geoff Thompson

Posted Jul 6, 2019

A remarkable amount of writing and research has been done since the early 1990s on psychological trauma—its etiology, biopsychological effects, and forms of therapy. Because this intense focus on trauma is relatively new, it isn’t a surprise that we don’t yet have a generally agreed upon framework to guide our understanding of what trauma is […]

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Tragic Optimism: A Roadmap for Trauma Treatment

Mega M. Leung

Posted Jul 6, 2019

From personal tragedies, such as accidents, illnesses, deaths, and relationship violence, to larger scale catastrophes, such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters, communal crimes, and violence, psychological traumas and losses could befall anyone in unpredictable ways. Yet most of us assume that whatever we encounter tomorrow will more or less be consistent with what we’ve encountered […]

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Featured Member: Claude-Hélène Mayer

Claude-Hélène Mayer

Posted Mar 27, 2019

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Claude-Hélène Mayer (Dr. disc. pol. habil., PhD, PhD, MA hist-phil, MSc) is a Full Professor in Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa, Adjunct Professor (PD) at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

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