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What Is Intergenerational Trauma? An Expert Explains

What Is Intergenerational Trauma? An Expert Explains

This type of race-based traumatic stress is still not recognized as a diagnostic qualifier in the psychiatric world — despite the fact that in the past 10 or so years, numerous studies attest that it exists, notes Buquè. “The reason for that is because the people that are creating the diagnostic codes aren’t, for the…
How To Handle A Trauma Anniversary

How To Handle A Trauma Anniversary

Dr. Jennifer MacLeamy, PsyD, the Northern California executive director at Newport Academy, explains that these emotionally complex anniversaries can take people by surprise, even after 5, 25, or 50 years after the incident originally occurred. “The way trauma impacts people is a cumulative thing that’s experienced over time,” MacLeamy says. “If it’s been a long…
This Is What It Looks Like To Confront Your Trauma

This Is What It Looks Like To Confront Your Trauma

Seeing a therapist in New York City has become so ordinary, it's akin to doing your laundry: It's just something that people do. That said, it's important not to take it for granted, even when it becomes routine. In fact, for the hosts of Unbothered's Go Off, Sis, it's not a menial thing at all,…
AOC Says Family Separation At The Border Has Created “Lifelong Trauma” For Children

AOC Says Family Separation At The Border Has Created “Lifelong Trauma” For Children

Speaking at an immigration town hall in her home district, the New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for a “9/11-style commission” to investigate child separations on the border with Mexico on Saturday. "In the 9/11 commission they had — they were charged with investigating and making sure they dug up every nook and cranny of…
Game of Thrones still can’t figure out what it wants to say about trauma

Game of Thrones still can’t figure out what it wants to say about trauma

On May 17, 2015, Game of Thrones aired one of its two or three most controversial moments and crystallized an entire conversation around the show’s depiction of sexual assault. The season five episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” featured the wedding of young Sansa Stark, a teenager, to the vicious, psychopathic Ramsay Bolton, who had swept in…

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