Tag Archives: Human rights

Emma Palmers Story | Tumble Dryer Fire

Watch Emma’s story, where she tells of how she and her son lost everything in a house fire which started in her tumble dryer. Emma’s story highlights the psychological trauma that can result from a fire in the home. Emma suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after the fire, but therapy has given her coping… Read More »

Voices for Choices (2 of 13) – History of psychiatric treatment

Mental health treatment has come in many forms throughout history. For most of history, people considered “crazy” were banished, beaten, or kept locked away in cellars and attics. In 17th-century Europe, they were confined in large institutions, not for purposes of treatment, but to remove them from society. At the turn of the 19th century,… Read More »

Shine it on | Adam Whitney | TEDxCarsonCity

Adam Whitney is a survivor of hate crimes and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). He has been an actor, singer and dancer for over fifteen years. Adam has been featured in the Ocean Professional Theatre Company’s production of The Andrew Sisters Christmas of Swing in Toms River, NJ. He was also featured as Wilbur Turnblad in… Read More »

Does Genital Cutting Enthusiast Douglas Diekema have PTSD?

Brendon Marotta, director of the award winning documentary ‘American Circumcision’ discusses attending a presentation by Douglas Diekema on how child cutting doctors can continue their business with growing criticism from the intactivist movement. Marotta offers insight and advice for intactivists going forward. Sex & Circumcision: An American Love Story by Eric Clopper: https://www.yourwholebaby.org Home https://www.bloodstainedmen.com… Read More »


Rick Doblin has committed his life to researching the use of psychedelics and marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Conventional treatments like anti-depressants are only effective for 40-60% of patients suffering from PTSD. Doblin explains the outsized toll the disorder takes on the human rights community, and recent developments that will embolden research into… Read More »

Khmer Rouge Trials and probable post-traumatic stress disorder/mental health link

Will the human right tribunals in Cambodia help to heal post-traumatic stress disorder in residents or will they bring up painful memories? University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine researcher, Dr. Jeffrey Sonis, and researchers with the Center for Advanced Study in Cambodia have conducted a national study exploring these possibilities. Source:… Read More »