Tag: adverse childhood events

The Psychological Effects of Being Separated From Your Child

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From The Cut: Since this past October, as the New York Times recently reported, the number of migrant children forcibly separated from their parents at...

Is Spanking Harmful? Study Finds Link With Future Mental Illness

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From The Kansas City Star: A new study from the University of Michigan has found a link between spanking and serious problems in adulthood including mental health...

Exploring Psychiatry’s “Black Hole”: The International Institute on Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal

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When Carina HÃ¥kansson sent out an invitation for a symposium on "Pharmaceuticals: Risks and Alternatives," some of the world's top scientists, along with experts-by-experience, came from 13 countries to explore better ways to respond to people in crisis.

What Would a Trauma-Informed Society Look Like?

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Imagine if we, as a society, started recognizing trauma, pain, grief, fear, the need for connection and understanding, and oppression without defensiveness or denial. What if, hypothetically, we saw the signs in people who were "defiant," "withdrawn," "oppositional," "depressed," "manic," or otherwise as desperate pleas to have their needs met, and stopped telling them they were sick for doing so? What would a society that actually encouraged expression of emotion, compassion, and empathy look like?

Video: “How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult”

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Dr. Vincent Felitti details the connection between childhood trauma and negative mental health outcomes in adulthood in a powerful video.

What if ACEs (Adverse Childhood Events) Were the Basis of Mental...

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What would happen if the mental health system fully recognized the pervasive and profound impacts of trauma on their clients? How might a deeper appreciation of the multi-faceted sequelae of childhood maltreatment and toxic stressors reshape mental health services? While the implementation of trauma-informed care in mental health programs has made significant inroads, the dominant bio-reductionist model continues to constrain and undermine progress.