On a recent post of mine, Dangerous Voyage left a comment mentioning a research study and a documentary about it that I might be interested in. I was interested, and sufficiently so that I wanted to share it with all of you. The Dunedin Study has followed a group of 1000 individuals born in 1972 in … Continue reading The science of us
In Shattered: A Memoir, Patricia J Grace tells her story of the lasting impact of childhood sexual abuse. This abuse occurred at the hands of multiple brothers, as well as others, after the death of her father. While her mother was aware of the abuse, she did not intervene to try to stop it. In fact, … Continue reading Book review: Shattered
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study was a landmark research trial conducted by Kaiser Permanente and the U.S. Center for Disease Control. The study examined the correlation between adverse experiences in childhood and health outcomes in adult, and clearly showed just how profound that connection is. The study participants were asked to report whether they … Continue reading What we can learn about trauma from the ACEs study
In Untangled: A Story of Resilience, Courage, and Triumph, Alexis Rose offers raw, forthright descriptions of the repeated abuse she experienced in childhood and into adulthood. I would caution anyone who has experienced abuse themselves to carefully evaluate whether they are far enough along in their own healing to feel safe while reading this kind … Continue reading Book review: Untangled
This week's round of TED Talks are focused on trauma and come from a diverse range of experiences. Nadine Burke Harris: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime https://embed.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime In this talk, Nadine Burke Harris passionately addresses the findings of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study. This study found a significant … Continue reading TED Talks on Trauma
There is so much that we don't know about what causes mental illness, and very little that we do know. This means that asking why is rather futile at this point, but it's hard not to. It feels like maybe if I had some idea where my depression was coming from I'd have a better … Continue reading Why did I get sick?