September 10 is Suicide Awareness Day

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Even when you have little money

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A Reflection on What Constitutes a Trauma Team

Treatment teams are made of various types of people in a multitude of disciplines, such as medical and mental health personnel, who form a treatment team to aid in your healing. A treatment plan is a document…


August 31, 2021

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Opioid Abuse

Perhaps one of the most sinister drug categories abused today is opioids. Opioids include prescription drugs such as Hydrocodone…


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The answer will leave you speechless.

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What are ACEs?

Many articles have been written about adverse childhood experiences and the study that first identified them. The study I am referring to is the CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study conducted between 1995 and 1997. …


June was PTSD Awareness Month

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A Quick Recap of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Scary and dangerous events cause most humans to feel fear, and this fright sets off a cascade of chemical reactions in the body that readies it for the fight/flight/freeze response. …


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What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

During a scary and/or dangerous event, it is natural to feel fear. Our fright sets off a cascade of chemical reactions in the brain that readies our bodies…


Its relationship to dissociative identity disorder

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What is Trauma?

The word trauma is used in two different perspectives, physical meaning a physical injury and psychological meaning an emotional response to a profoundly distressing event. …


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Learning to Live with ACEs from the Past

Adverse childhood experiences affect survivors from the moment the trauma occurs to throughout their lifetime. …


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Positive Childhood Experiences: A Recap

Often, we read about how adverse childhood experiences challenge kids as they grow into adults and the terrible consequences they have on people’s lives. …

Shirley J. Davis

I am an author/speaker living among the corn and bean fields of Illinois in the U.S.

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