MPs are calling for new research centre devoted to the mental health of first responders and other public safety officers grappling with the often disturbing toll of their jobs. Estimates indicate that between 10 and 35 per cent of first responders — from paramedics to prison guards — will develop post-traumatic stress disorder, the House.. read more →

As you already know, there’s an outright epidemic of post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s no longer “the invisible epidemic;” it’s visible to the point where special courts exist for veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Its status as an outright epidemic – in these times – does raise some suspicions about the culture. Why now? Even though the.. read more →

Public protests are a regular feature in many countries. People routinely take to their cities’ streets to make demands. Some protests turn violent. Physical injuries are common. But what about the less obvious, unintended emotional consequences? Professor of psychiatry Christopher P Szabo explains the trauma that protesters – and even onlookers – can experience. What.. read more →