Traumatic Stress: Wounded Mind, Wounded Body

 
 

At this point, it is established that chronic stress, over time, will have a negative impact on a person’s health. But did you know that the medical profession has now established that children who grow up with adversity will be more likely to suffer from serious health conditions? The best description of the research behind these findings is described here, in this fifteen minute Ted Talk from pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris:

 
 

Other Resources for Chronic Health Issues

Podcasts

This is Not What I Ordered

Therapist Lauren Selfridge, who herself has Multiple Sclerosis, hosts this podcast that focuses on living with what are mostly “invisible” illnesses—typically autoimmune in nature, difficult to diagnosis and/or treat, and leaving those who suffer with them with the confusing experience of looking “well” on the outside, while feeling terrible on the inside.