PTSD http://wesa.fm en Translating Trauma: The Challenge of Treating Refugees With PTSD http://wesa.fm/post/translating-trauma-challenge-treating-refugees-ptsd <p>As a child in war-torn Somalia, Aweys Mwaliya&nbsp;saw friends and family killed in massacres. Fleeing the country, &nbsp;his family spent weeks walking to Kenya. The trip was so grueling, that along the way, his youngest sister died. The family couldn’t give her a proper burial.</p><p>"The feeling I have about those terrible things are very, very bad, and I’m still wondering why things like that happen, why people do things to other people,"&nbsp;Mwaliya, now 30 and living in Pittsburgh said.&nbsp;</p><p>In Kenya, his family spent a decade living in refugee camps.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 03:31:51 +0000 Erika Beras 23299 at http://wesa.fm Translating Trauma: The Challenge of Treating Refugees With PTSD PTSD Treatment for Flight 93 Responders http://wesa.fm/post/ptsd-treatment-flight-93-responders <p>It's been twelve years since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The events of that day still haunt many of the responders who worked at the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon and Shanksville, PA.</p><p>In July of 2011 the World Trade Center Health Program, run by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health under the CDC, began offering counseling for responders who are suffering from symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. On May 1 of this year Flight 93 and Pentagon responders were offered this counseling. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:09:25 +0000 Heather McClain 16373 at http://wesa.fm PTSD Treatment for Flight 93 Responders With Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Can Be A Hidden Wound http://wesa.fm/post/community-violence-post-traumatic-stress-can-be-hidden-wound <p>Rachel Zwipf is packing. Boxes scattered around her home are being filled with pots, children’s toys and framed photos.<br /><br />She’s moving to North Carolina, leaving behind a good job, her family and painful memories of Pittsburgh. &nbsp;</p><p>"His name was Sean Thompson, but we all called him Lydell," she said.</p><p>Two summers ago, Zwipf’s fiancé was murdered in Lawrenceville, just a few blocks from their home. They were already planning to move. Thompson had spent years in jail for a slew of offenses and wanted a new start.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 11:27:13 +0000 Erika Beras 15699 at http://wesa.fm With Community Violence, Post-Traumatic Stress Can Be A Hidden Wound For Veterans with PTSD, Building Relationships is No Easy Task http://wesa.fm/post/veterans-ptsd-building-relationships-no-easy-task <div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" content="2012-04-16T12:55:00-04:00">Monday, April 16, 2012</span></div><div class="field-item even"><p>As men and women return from military tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, they go through a significant adjustment as they rejoin civilian life. Part of that adjustment is figuring how to communicate their experience at war. This can be especially challenging for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (<span class="caps">PTSD</span>) who are trying to build new, romantic&nbsp;relationships.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:52:28 +0000 Larkin Page-Jacobs 3310 at http://wesa.fm For Veterans Coming Home Isn't Always Easy http://wesa.fm/post/veterans-coming-home-isnt-always-easy <div class="field-item even"><span class="date-display-single" content="2012-04-16T03:07:00-04:00">Monday, April 16, 2012</span></div><div class="field-item even"><p>It was recorded in ancient Greek and Roman literature. In the 1600’s a Swiss physician coined the term “nostalgia” to refer to soldier’s conditions. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:51:04 +0000 Erika Beras 3311 at http://wesa.fm