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Support the RSDSA Community by becoming a Volunteer. Click here to complete our short Volunteer Inquiry form. Note:To complete and submit the Volunteer Form you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, please click here to download the most recent verion. Once you complete the form click the submit button and it will be e-mailed to Jim Broatch, at RSDSA.
In Pain and Agonizing Over the Bills
Our newly revised edition of RSDSA's financial services directory is available. Click here to read and download.
Mary Beth Kenny Ludington, Patient Representative and Vice President, and Jim Broatch, Executive Director, share some quick thoughts with you.
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You can now download and view all of the presentations from the October workshop on Imaging Neuroinflammation and Neuropathic Pain. The link will take you to the RSDSA YouTube channel.
CRPS Therapies: Clinicians Share Their Expertise
Call 877-662-7737 to order your copy. Copies are available for people with CRPS for a good-will donation and for $15 for a health care professional.
On May 11-12, 2012 TREND sponsored a 2-day international Symposium, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Current State of the Art held in Linden, NL. The RSDSA Board of Directors approved a grant to film the 2-day Symposium. Click Here to view the videos. The login information to view the videos is username: rsdsa and password: bhv2012.
Suicide and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
On June 23, 2012, Jill Harkany-Friedman, PhD, spoke to the RSDSA Board of Directors and invited guests on the topic of CRPS and Suicide Prevention. Dr. Harkany-Friedman is the Senior Director of Research and Prevention for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). RSDSA asked Dr. Harkany-Friedman to speak because of recent suicides in the CRPS community. She assured us that although most individuals have fleeting thoughts of ending one’s life, suicide is relatively rare (12 out of 100,000). Furthermore, 90% of those who die by suicide have a diagnosable mental disorder, i.e. depression, anxiety, alcohol or substance abuse, and a potentially treatable mental disorder. We are posting her PowerPoint® presentation for your information.
If you are in crisis, please call 1-800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) Click here or Contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-TALK (8255)
(888-628-9454 en Español). For more on suicide prevention, click here.