Research has shown that most of us experience trauma in some manner throughout our lives. Trauma can be physical, but it often is psychological, too. When we attempt to find care, the places we turn to can cause us more harm rather than helping us to grow and heal.
By understanding trauma and learning how to respond to people who have experienced trauma, we can encourage spaces of safety and healing. By shifting from “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?” we allow connection, acceptance, and healing.
The Impact of Trauma on Mental Health
There are some mental illnesses that are biologically driven. However, many mental illnesses have an environmental exposure component to them. We’re discovering the role of trauma in many illnesses. We’ll explain what we know about the impact of trauma and what you can do to minimize these impacts in your life and in the life of those you love.
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If your group has been or currently is occasionally or routinely exposed to secondary trauma, even if you’re in a supporting role, let us know how we can help using the form below.