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Staff Perspective: Recommended Summer Reading and a Review - Heavier than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain

Heavier than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain

Several years ago I attended a workshop taught by David Rudd on managing suicidal patients in which he discussed former Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain as an example of someone who exhibited significant risk factors and warning signs for suicide.  Recently, while reviewing materials for the two-day Suicide Prevention workshop I was struck by how often Thomas Joiner also mentions Cobain to illustrate his Interpersonal Theory of Suicide.  In the references of Joiner’s book, Why People Die by Suicide (2005) he cites Charles Cross’s biography of Kurt Cobain, Heavier than Heaven: A Biography of Kurt Cobain, (2001).  I decided to gain a better understanding of how Rudd and Joiner’s theories might look in a real person I should read Heavier than Heaven.  

Staff Perspective: A Dynamic Relationship Model for Couples Experiencing PTSD

Working with Veterans with PTSD is an intense experience where all focus can be on helping alleviate the Veteran's symptoms.  What can sometimes get lost in this process is how the Veteran's family and relationships are surviving.  PTSD does not happen in a bubble and can have very harsh impacts on relationships.  These relationships will be changed even in the best case scenarios.  On the flip side, aspects of close relationships will impact how the Veteran's PTSD symptoms are experienced.  Following is a review of a recent research article which develops a multi-dimentional model of how relationship qualities can both be impacted by and affect the experience of PTSD.

Staff Perspective: A Review of “Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War”

A colleague of mine recommended I read the book "Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War" after a discussion on the topic of moral injury.  In this article, I review the book from my perspective as a clinician who has worked with service members who likely had moral injuries and as a former active duty Service member.

Staff Perspective: The Importance of Provider Sustainment, Self-Care and the Avoidance of Compassion Fatigue

Shortly after I joined the Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP), I was asked to be part of a working group to develop a course on provider sustainment, also known more widely as provider self-care.  Although, we did not at the time offer

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