tragedy http://nhpr.org en The Sometimes Positive Effects Of Trauma http://nhpr.org/post/sometimes-positive-effects-trauma <p>The number of&nbsp; shocking events over the past year is overwhelming &hellip; the Newtown school massacre; the Boston Marathon bombings; devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma.</p><p>Although the specifics of each catastrophe varies, media coverage adheres to a similar script involving communal resilience, collective support, and predictions of post-traumatic stress among victims and witnesses &ndash; even those thousands of miles away. In recent years, a small branch of positive psychology has been exploring the possibility that adversity can be a source of strength and wisdom. &nbsp;<strong>Mark Obbie </strong>recently <a href="http://www.psmag.com/health/upside-of-trauma-post-traumatic-growth-surviving-tragedy-59009/">wrote about post-traumatic growth for <em>Pacific Standard</em> magazine</a>.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 18:43:55 +0000 Virginia Prescott 31099 at http://nhpr.org The Sometimes Positive Effects Of Trauma Granite Staters Reflect on the Newtown School Shootings http://nhpr.org/post/granite-staters-reflect-newtown-school-shootings <p>Days after&nbsp;one of the most deadly school shootings in&nbsp;history many&nbsp;Granite Staters remain numbed, scared and angry.&nbsp;How could something like this happen... again?&nbsp;How could someone be that cold&nbsp;to kill innocent first grade&nbsp;children?&nbsp; What can be&nbsp;done so this doesn't ever happen in the Granite&nbsp;State, or anywhere else? Today get your thoughts, questions and suggestions?</p><p><strong>Guests</strong></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 18479 at http://nhpr.org Granite Staters Reflect on the Newtown School Shootings