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These actions are critical to helping ensure that pregnant and postpartum women of color can stop suffering in silence and can gain access to the necessary supports and services in times when they are experiencing perinatal mood disorders.




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When women of color do access mental health care, the services and supports they find are often woefully inadequate.17 Women of color who have experienced postpartum depression report seeing health professionals yet remain undiagnosed, even after multiple visits.18 Some Asian American women have questioned whether or not the lack of diagnosis can be attributed to mythical perceptions about minorities.19 Studies have shown that although approximately 24 percent of Indian American women experience postpartum depression, most are misdiagnosed.20 Mental health care for women of color must be culturally sensitive and culturally appropriate. Large-scale educational campaigns reflecting the lived experiences of women of color are also needed to help them more easily recognize the symptoms associated with mood disorders.


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That feeling of failure can have lasting consequences for surgeons. Commonly, second victims experience increased anxiety about future errors, decreased job confidence, increased sleeplessness, worries about harm to professional reputation, and, most ubiquitously, the avoidance of similar patterns of care that precipitated the iAE.


But nothing could prepare her for the COVID-19 pandemic. At MGH, Dr. Bankhead took on the role of ICU physician in the early crush of COVID-19 cases, which grew rapidly, all while she and her colleagues were struggling to learn more about the virus.


Although the impetus was data-driven, Dr. Kaafarani had doubts about how effective such a program would be among surgeons, who are stereotypically seen as uninterested in engaging with the emotions of patient care.


The National Security Agency/Central Security Service Cryptologic Memorial honors and remembers those who gave their lives, "serving in silence," in the line of duty. It serves as an important reminder of the crucial role that cryptology plays in keeping the United States secure and of the courage of these individuals to carry out their mission at such a dear price.


And she did. In 2010, Keizer began to give talks about compassion fatigue in the lab animal community wherever she could, becoming one of the first people to speak openly about the subject. When Thompson-Iritani asked whether she would present at a large conference for lab animal professionals in Washington state, Keizer was eager to continue to spread the word.


With so many people taking to the streets, what about those who remained silent? And with global trends in the spotlight, has the world also paid more attention to under-reported crises? In 2019, over 51 million people suffered in 10 crises away from the public eye. Meanwhile, a stock photo of an egg became the most-liked post on Instagram with almost 54 million likes. Although for the average person on earth, life is better today than ever before, around 2% of the global population (160 million people) will require US$28.8 billion in humanitarian assistance to survive. This is a fivefold increase of needs since 2007.


In the same UK study, another participant said he "felt like a failure, no true man". Another asked: "What sort of man gets depressed after they've had a baby?" Some were even hard on themselves about receiving treatment; one man who was given leave from work because of his mental-health diagnosis said that when this made it difficult to establish a new routine with the baby, it made his depression worse "as I felt like I wasn't just failing with fatherhood, but husbandhood". Others mentioned worrying their partners would leave them.


"She didn't know that I was depressed. She didn't know that I had certain feelings towards our son. And also, she didn't know that part of the reason I never told her was because I thought that she would think less of me," he says. "Men don't talk about their feelings, right? We're supposed to be the rock for our spouses. I didn't have anybody to talk to about this. And I genuinely felt that if I told her, she would leave me. And my wife is a wonderful person."


"Sometimes [men] show what we call a 'masked male depressive presentation', that looks a bit different than typically the way we think about depression," says Singley. "There might be a tendency to somaticise", or feel physical symptoms instead of emotional ones, like stomach pains or migraines.


Particular risk factors also can make some fathers more prone to PND. One is their partner's mental health; the risk of the father developing PND is more than five times higher if the mother has it. (And if the father has PND, the mother is more likely to get it too.) Other risk factors include lack of job stability, the pregnancy being unintended, poor relationship satisfaction, having a lack of information about pregnancy and birth, less social support, sleep deprivation, and having unrealistic expectations of fatherhood. (Interestingly, while we normally associate PND with new parents, research co-authored by Wells has found that it isn't just first-time fathers who are at risk of PND; many fathers with other children get PND, too.)


He found out about male PND through a chance conversation with someone who went to his gym: both of their wives had PND and, it turned out, both of them were feeling low, too. When Williams looked to see what kinds of groups were out there for fathers, like there were for mothers, he came up empty.


Over the years, he was able to overcome his depression with cognitive behavioural therapy, medication and more support. He also received a diagnosis of ADHD. But he wanted to make sure that if other fathers moved past the stigma of male PND and asked for help, there would be help for them to find. "There was nothing back then. Nobody was really talking about it," he says.


Now on the board of an organisation called Postnatal Support International since 2018, where he will be vice chair from July, Levine will be speaking about male PND at this year's convention for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He tells every parent who comes in with a new baby about his experience. His mission is to destigmatise male PND.


Dialogue in Silence is an interactive playful experience in total silence where participants discover a repertoire of non-verbal expression with the help of deaf and hearing-impaired guides & trainers.


To explore this world, visitors enter, equipped with noise-canceling headphones, an area of complete silence. In differently designed rooms, they face a series of tasks through which they discover body language, facial expressions and other forms of non-verbal communication. The tasks, easy to handle for everyone, guide the visitors through a journey into their own abilities of expressions, until they use their own silent voice loudly and proudly for everyone in the group to hear.


In Zambia, the effects of climate change are undeniable. An estimated 2.3 million people in the country are in urgent need of food assistance as a result of recurring and prolonged droughts.18 Food insecurity due to extreme weather events, pests or epidemics is nothing new for the landlocked nations in Southern Africa, however, temperatures in the region are rising at about twice the global rate, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


The crisis in the Lake Chad Basin has many faces: 10 years of conflict and violence, poverty, hunger, displacement and the sinking water levels of the lake have led to nearly 10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance.68 In Chad, about 657,000 displaced are in need of help. In addition, thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic and from Sudan have sought refuge in Chad.


In the interviews, participants discussed health concerns related to agricultural labor, such as heat-related illness, musculoskeletal ailments and injuries, skin disorders, respiratory illness, and trauma. They expressed their concerns about environmental exposures related to agriculture and the nearby Salton Sea, a land-locked highly saline lakebed, and offered solutions to improve the health of their communities.


Respiratory illness in the ECV is disproportionately high, affecting about 20% of children living along the Salton Sea. Study participants said they were aware of the negative effects of the Salton Sea on their health.


Register to get the latest updates on Day of Silence resources and special opportunities like celebrity engagements. And don't forget to share on social media about GLSEN's Day of Silence, encouraging students and educators to register.


On Day of Silence, after taking a vow of silence, break the silence with a virtual rally or assembly to build momentum and show your commitment to making your school more LGBTQ-inclusive. Stay tuned for more information about time and virtual location. Make sure to register for DOS in order to be the first to know.


Inform the class that this activity will be completed in silence. All communication is done in writing. Students should be told that they will have time to speak in pairs and in the large groups later. Go over all of the instructions at the beginning so that they do not ask questions during the activity. Also, before the activity starts, the teacher should ask students if they have questions, to minimize the chance that students will interrupt the silence once it has begun. You can also remind students of their task as they begin each new step.


Each group receives a Big Paper and each student gets a marker or pen. Some teachers have each student use a different color to make it easier to see the back-and-forth flow of a conversation. The groups read the text (or look at the image) in silence. After students have read, they are to comment on the text and ask questions of each other in writing on the Big Paper. The written conversation must start on the topic of the text but can stray wherever the students take it. If someone in the group writes a question, another member of the group should address the question by writing on the Big Paper. Students can draw lines connecting a comment to a particular question. Make sure students know that more than one of them can write on the Big Paper at the same time. The teacher can determine the length of this step, but it should be at least 15 minutes. 041b061a72


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