Urban realities Roughly 3,500 American troops were killed during eight years of combat in Iraq, and over the same period, 3,113 people were killed on the streets of Philadelphia – a statistic mirrored in many American cities. In the city of Atlanta, 50% of inner city residents reported knowing a victim of murder. Victims of trauma […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Four years ago, forty-eight year-old Wanda Sanchez was clinging to a life without hope. Every day was a struggle to stay alive. She’d planned her suicide and had every intent to carry out her plan. For decades she’d struggled with nightmares, flashbacks, addiction, self-abuse, compulsions, and other behaviors she simply couldn’t control. Rehab was a […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I recently did a radio show broadcasting from one of the nation’s largest cities. I was asked to talk about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, not because I’m a mental health professional, but because I’ve walked through this issue myself and at the side of close friends and family members. Ten years ago, I thought […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.