Nearly four months after the earthquake in Haiti that killed an estimated 230,000 people and left 1.3 million homeless, mental health workers are trying to help the survivors cope with their feelings of distress, loss and fear.
Judy Woodruff speaks with a pair of experts about how the military helps treat soldiers dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In a bid to encourage veterans to get needed counseling, the Pentagon said Thursday that most military and civilian employees will no longer be required to disclose mental health treatment when applying for government jobs. Experts examine the impact of…
Drawing on new technologies as well as lessons learned in Iraq, the U.S. military is using both new technology and improved methods to treat wounded soldiers, leading to higher survival rates overall. Tom Bearden reports on these advances.
The parents of Peter Alderman, a 25-year-old victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, have developed a foundation to provide mental health services to international victims of violence. They discuss their efforts to honor their son's memory with Gwen Ifill.
As classes resumed at Virginia Tech, survivors of the April 16 shootings worked to get back to their normal routines, a difficult task for communities affected by tragedy such as Columbine High School in Colorado. The NewsHour reports on the…
With the increase in outsourcing jobs to maintain a competitive edge in the global economy, Americans are facing more frequent layoffs at the workplace. This phenomenon is causing low self esteem and other psychological problems among people losing their jobs.
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