Tweet It is unfortunate enough to be a victim of abuse, domestic violence, or a senseless crime but to be blamed for it is incredibly devastating. Many victim’s experiences are often minimized and invalidated by their family members, legal and medical profession, and society at large. The subtle message of victim blaming is “You are […]


Tweet The effects of unresolved trauma can be devastating. It can affect our habits and outlook on life, leading to addictions and poor decision-making. It can take a toll on our family life and interpersonal relationships. It can trigger real physical pain, symptoms, and disease. And it can lead to a range of self destructive […]


Tweet “There is evidence that many mental health problems post-date experiences of abuse. Therefore, ‘mental health issues should be treated as effects of abuse and not asĀ  mental disorders per se.’ The association between woman abuse, substance use and mental health issues has been well documented across demographic groups and diverse treatment settings. Strong evidence […]


Recognizing The Effects of Trauma

by Neseret on November 27, 2011

Tweet What is PTSD? PTSD stands for posttraumatic stress disorder. In PTSD people who have experienced terrible and extremely stressful life events will develop a set of emotional and psychological problems as a reaction to those events. PTSD is considered an anxiety disorder because it is marked by an overwhelming feelings of anxiety during and […]