Items Tagged ‘trauma’

Feeling overwhelmed by barrage of distressing news? Try doing good as an antidote

January 26, 2018

Feeling overwhelmed by barrage of distressing news? Try doing good as an antidote

By Leigh Hopper Leigh Hopper

“Ballistic Missile Threat Inbound To Hawaii. Seek Immediate Shelter. This Is Not A Drill,” the emergency alert read. Although it was a false alarm sent out by mistake in mid-January, the missile warning seemed plausible in today’s anything-can-happen, extreme news environment. “The sheer volume of stressful events occurring on a near-daily basis can make people […]

View full entry

Tags: managing stress, mental health, self-care for U, trauma, vicarious trauma


Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

December 12, 2016

Spike in eye injuries from toy guns prompts holiday caution

By uclahealth uclahealth

With the holiday toy-shopping frenzy in full swing, chances are there’s a lucky kid or two on your gift list. Of course, you want to pick out something enjoyable. But some toys may pose a serious threat of eye injury to children, especially toy guns. The UCLA Stein Eye and Doheny Eye Institutes and the […]

View full entry

Tags: airsoft guns, BB guns, blindness, cornea, emergency rooms, eye trauma, hyphema, ophthalmology, opthalmology, paintball guns, protective eyewear, retinal detachment


Kids coping with disaster need guidance. UCLA app helps parents give it

June 21, 2016

Kids coping with disaster need guidance. UCLA app helps parents give it

By Meg Sullivan Meg Sullivan

When wildfires rage, anxiety can rise as high and as fast as temperatures. In fact, little in life matches the stress of having to pack up your entire family and move to safety as fires race toward your home and all you hold dear. “Evacuating with little to no notice in the face of a […]

View full entry

Tags: app, earthquakes, extreme heat, fire, floods, mobile app, mobile apps, natural disaster, tornadoes, trauma, tsunami, wildfire


Resilience training helps pediatric residents cope

June 21, 2016

Resilience training helps pediatric residents cope

By uclahealth uclahealth

  Healthcare providers might not think there us much in common with the United States Navy’s sea, air and land teams, but according to Brenda Bursch, PhD, professor of clinical psychiatry and pediatrics at UCLA, people who work in trauma situations face many of the same challenges as military professionals. “Healthcare careers require a high […]

View full entry

Tags: depression, Dr. Brenda Bursch, Dr. Jessica Lloyd, Families OverComing Under Stress (FOCUS) program, FOCUS, high-stress, pediatric residents, sadness, stress, trauma, UCLA Pediatric Residency Resilience Training Program, United States Navy