Biofeedback provides a tool to move through trauma, life disruption

After a traumatic lower leg injury at work on a ranch, longtime Clark resident Chase Fix turned to biofeedback through counselor Jane Berryhill to help navigate his trauma and flashbacks. “Biofeedback is a great tool and you learn to breathe again,” Fix said. “I\’m trying to go through everyday life by consciously focusing on my … Read more

Anesthesia can cause disturbing sexual hallucinations, leading to lasting psychological trauma

(THE CONVERSATION) Some patients may experience vivid and detailed sexual hallucinations during anesthesia with sedative-hypnotic drugs such as propofol, midazolam, diazepam, and nitrous oxide. Some make suggestive or sexual comments or act out, such as grabbing or kissing medical professionals or touching themselves sexually. Others wake up mistakenly believing they have been sexually assaulted. Why … Read more

She turns trauma into a career in helping others manage their mental health in positive ways

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. May is Mental Health Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, more than one in five adults live with a mental illness. How they tackle matters. A Lansing woman who has turned her trauma into a career helping others shares how to manage her mental health in a positive … Read more