Is There an Age Limit to Heal From Trauma?

Trauma can impact a person for the rest of their life when not properly treated. These underlying issues can cause lifelong struggles, problems developing relationships, physical health issues, and mental illness. As we change the conversation about mental health, we might be more open to talking about trauma for younger people. Yet, what about the […]

How to Talk to Your Kids About Shootings

School shootings and other mass shootings can be difficult for kids to understand. As parents, we want our kids to feel safe and secure in their lives. We want to protect them from all harm; physical, emotional, and mental. However, the world can be unpredictable and dangerous at times. With children learning safety protocols during […]

learning from trauma

How Can I Learn From My Trauma?

When we go through a traumatic experience, we might struggle to make sense of the issue or find meaning from the event. Anyone who has gone through a traumatic experience, whether a life-threatening event or long-term exposure to stress, might have difficulty reconciling the trauma. Often, those with trauma in their past might ask, “why […]


What is Meant by “Little ‘t’ and Big ‘T’ Trauma”?

Trauma can be a common cause of underlying issues, such as addiction, depression, self-esteem issues, anxiety, or other mental health disorders. Trauma is treatable, and kids dealing with trauma can learn healthy means of coping to heal and move forward. Depending upon how trauma affects a person, treatment can look different from one child to another. […]

Fight or Flight

Fundamentals of the “Flight or Fight” Response

When discussing mental health or addiction issues, the term “flight or fight response” comes up frequently to explain maladaptive human behavior. The “flight or fight” response can explain motivations for behaviors that are reminiscent of survival instincts. While we do not face the same kinds of daily threats that the “flight or fight” response is […]