The Riggs Blog
The Riggs Blog is a mix of news about clinical work, research and educational activities from the Austen Riggs Center, as well as a source for information beyond our walls that we find interesting and thought-provoking.
“Our patients often struggle alone with serious secret and shameful self-doubt, and therapy offers a private space to form a relationship, come to trust someone and be less alone with their pain.” – Eric Plakun, MD, director of admissions and associate medical director
In Deborah Solomon’s recently published biography American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell, she gives a thorough account of the years Rockwell and his family lived in Stockbridge, MA.
You may not have known that Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Week coincide. Chicago Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall knew he was violating the NFL dress code on October 10, during Mental Health Awareness Week, when he chose to wear green cleats instead of the pink cleats that the association set as a policy for all players to wear throughout October to raise awareness for breast cancer.
In this year’s Fall Conference, October 18 –19, we explore the history of trauma and the attempts to remember, forget, or mark the landscape with our history of trauma.