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Trauma Tag

"I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain." James Baldwin It’s no secret that strong feelings reveal the vulnerabilities of those who express them. You...

It’s not “tough” to feel nothing Healthy relationships, a healthy body and a joyful life require that you feel. An absence of feeling is no asset to these. The “tough guy” character feels nothing. He makes his decisions and carries out his actions with precise, unfeeling determination....

"The Paranoid Is Never Entirely Mistaken"                                                                                ...

“Mental health problems” do not lead to violence being perpetrated on society. A failure to manage anger does. We need to stop calling it a “mental health” problem because that national rhetoric is stigmatizing millions of people who will never act out their “mental problems” violently...

With all the speculation out there right now about “mental health” and its relationship to mass shootings, I decided to answer the question, how can a kid kill? To be blunt, when a kid can kill, it’s because they have suffered tremendous emotional and/or physical pain...

When you think, “trauma,” I bet you picture the emergency room in a hospital. Head injuries, blood, stuff like that. While that is definitely trauma, it's not what we mean in the therapy world....

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