I am running to raise awareness and money for an organization that is near and dear to my heart:

In a global climate where we see rising xenophobia, exclusion and scapegoating, we may forget that when we talk about survivors, we are talking about “us.” This is about sha...

September 24, 2019

Director’s Corner – September 2019

I saw a dead man come back to life today.

There was no magic involved, but it was a miracle nonetheless.

In order to escape his country, save his life, and try to protect his family; a man had to feign his own death. There were formal de...

July 25, 2019

These past weeks have been tumultuous, unwieldy, and remarkable for PSOT and our community. So much has happened. So much is being accomplished.

We held our 23rd annual benefit in early May. By all measures, it was an unmitigated success. We garnered more financial supp...

March 25, 2019

  

If you travel by plane and there is a sudden need for oxygen, you are instructed to secure your own mask before helping others to do so. At first this may seem counter-intuitive (and maybe a little self-centered); but upon further reflection, it makes sense. How...

February 22, 2019

Director’s Corner - February 2019

I don’t recall ever seeing someone so tired. The red-eyed man could barely raise his head to meet my gaze as he handed me the explanatory papers. His wife slept uneasily with her head on their tattered suitcase, as their children scurri...

Every contribution - no matter the size - makes a tremendous impact for our survivors. And your everyday Amazon shopping can help us achieve our goals to end torture and care for the world's most vulnerable. Just make your purchases through AmazonSmile, and y...

July 6, 2018

On Tuesday, June 26, Program staff marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture at an event organized by Argentina, Mongolia, Denmark, the Delegation of the European Union and the Office of the High commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations....

About 1 in 5 U.S. adults, nearly 20% of the population, experiences a mental illness in a given year. Mental illness is more common than cancer, diabetes or heart disease, and it does not discriminate, no matter your age, race or cultural background. However, research...

The Oxford Dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances,” and it’s natural. Our brain comes hard-wired with a stress alarm system for our own protection, signaling our body’s “fight-or-...