Showing posts with label #PTSD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #PTSD. Show all posts

Friday, March 1, 2024

🧠 IMSPARK: Dispelling the myths and stigma around PTSD🧠


🧠 Imagine… Dispelling the myths and stigma around PTSD🧠


💡 Imagined Endstate: 


A Pacific region that is informed, compassionate, and supportive of people who have PTSD and that provides adequate and accessible resources and services for their recovery and well-being.

🔗Link:


Ref Here


📚Source: 


VA News. (2020). Misconceptions about PTSD: Part one. 


💥 What’s the Big Deal: 


Post-traumatic stress disorder or (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as war, violence, abuse, or natural disasters.🗣️ PTSD can cause symptoms such as anxiety, depression, anger, guilt, and isolation. Regardless of age, gender, culture, or background, anyone can be affected by PTSD.👂 However, there are many misconceptions and myths about PTSD that can prevent people from seeking help, receiving support, or understanding their condition. Some of these myths include:

 

        • PTSD is a sign of weakness.
        • PTSD only affects veterans or people who have been in combat.
        • PTSD is not a real or serious disorder.
        • PTSD cannot be treated or cured.
        • PTSD is contagious or harmful to others.

 

These myths can create stigma and discrimination for people with PTSD and can also affect their self-esteem, relationships, and quality of life. 🌊In the Pacific region, where many people have experienced or witnessed trauma due to colonialism, militarism, migration, climate change, and other factors, PTSD is a prevalent and urgent issue that needs to be addressed.🙌 However, the Pacific also has a rich and diverse culture and history that can offer resilience, healing, and hope for people with PTSD. 🕊️By dispelling the myths and stigma around PTSD and by providing culturally appropriate and evidence-based interventions, the Pacific region can create a more inclusive, empathetic, and healthy community for all.


#PTSD, #Pacific, #IMSPARK, #MentalHealth, #Stigma, #Resilience,#IMSPARK, 


Wednesday, February 28, 2024

🙏IMSPARK: Compassion and Healing for PTSD Survivors and Their Loved Ones 🙏

  🙏Imagine... Compassion and Healing for PTSD Survivors and Loved Ones  🙏

💡 Imagined Endstate: 

Increased awareness and understanding of PTSD, a condition that affects many people who have experienced trauma, such as war, violence, natural disasters, or abuse. 

🔗Link:

Ref Here

📚Source: 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (2020). Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Family and Friends.

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

By using the resources and information from the Understanding PTSD Family Booklet, the Pacific region will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of PTSD, how to communicate and support someone with PTSD, and how to take care of oneself and one’s family. 🗣️The Pacific region will also access and provide practical and culturally appropriate treatment options for PTSD, such as therapy, medication, and peer support.

PTSD is a serious and common condition that affects millions of people around the world, including many in the Pacific region. PTSD can cause distressing and persistent symptoms, such as nightmares, flashbacks, anger, guilt, and isolation.💢PTSD can also affect the relationships and well-being of family and friends, who may feel confused, frustrated, or helpless. 

Communities have the opportunity and responsibility to support and empower PTSD survivors and their loved ones and to create a more compassionate and healing environment for them.  🌊Communities can benefit from using the Understanding PTSD Family Booklet, which is a helpful and practical guide that covers the essential topics and tips for coping with PTSD.Icons💚 Communities can also seek and offer professional and peer help for PTSD, which can improve the recovery and quality of life of those who suffer from it.

#PTSD, #Community, #MentalHealth, #FamilyAndFriends,#Healthcare,#VeteransCare,#IMSPARK,

Monday, January 1, 2024

🌿IMSPARK: Deriving Therapeutic Solutions from Toxin🌿

 🌿Imagine… Deriving Therapeutic Solutions from Toxin🌿


💡 Imagined Endstate: 

A world where a natural poison becomes a source of healing and protection for humans, animals, and plants.

🔗 Link:

Ref Here

📚 Source: 

Hart, S., & Chung, D. (2023, December 20). Taming a plant-derived toxin. Scripps Research. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

Picrotoxinin is a powerful toxin that can cause seizures and death by blocking certain brain receptors. However, scientists at Scripps Research have found a way to transform this toxin into a potential medicine.🧪By modifying its chemical structure, they made it more stable, safer, and easier to produce and manipulate.🌾They also discovered that it can selectively target different types of receptors, opening up new possibilities for treating neurological disorders such as epilepsy, anxiety, and addiction.🧠Moreover, picrotoxinin could also be used as a pesticide or an anti-parasite agent, as it can kill or repel harmful organisms that threaten crops and livestock. Picrotoxinin is an example of how nature’s deadliest substances can be turned into life-saving solutions. 


#Picrotoxinin, #Toxin, #Research, #Innovation, #NaturalHealing,#Healthcare,#PTSD,#MentalHealth,#IMSPARK, 


Saturday, December 30, 2023

🎶IMSPARK: Music by Veterans for Veterans🎶💡


🎶Imagine... Music by Veterans for Veterans🎶💡 


Imagined Endstate: 

A world where Veterans can heal their wounds and express their stories through the power of music.

🔗 Link: 

📚 Source: 

VA News. (2023, December 14). Music by Veterans for Veterans. 

💥 What’s the Big Deal: 

CreatiVets is a nonprofit organization that helps Veterans cope with their service-related traumas through music and art. 🇺🇸 offer programs that pair Veterans with professional songwriters and musicians, who help them turn their experiences into songs.🎸These songs are then recorded and streamed for free on various platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, and YouTube. The songs not only provide a therapeutic outlet for the Veterans, but also a way to connect with other Veterans and the public, who can listen to their stories and learn from their perspectives. 🙌CreatiVets aims to use music as a tool to inspire, empower, and heal Veterans and their communities.

#PTSD,#MentalHealth,#Music,#VeteransCare, #CreatiVets,#Innovation,#IMSPARK,

🏥 IMSPARK.: a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of Care🏥

🏥 Imagine... a Thriving Pacific: Navigating the Future of Care🏥   💡 Imagined Endstate:   A Pacific community where every individual, rega...