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The impacts of trauma are far-reaching and, when not properly responded to, potentially devastating. As a therapist who graduated from a trauma-focused training program and a trauma survivor myself, many of my illustrated mental health resources address the topic of trauma either directly or indirectly.

Trauma, according to a landmark CDC and Kaiser Health study, is a public health crisis that has far-reaching impacts on health, longevity, quality of life, and even criminal justice.

Below, you will find some of the mental health illustrations and teaching resources that I have created on the topics of trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, childhood trauma, posttraumatic growth, and resiliency.

Building a Trauma-Informed Grounding Kit for your Classroom or Office

It’s a strange thing that commercial properties still designate areas for smoking and offices provide kitchens, but even though 70% of people have experienced trauma, if we find ourselves on the brink of bursting into tears at work or school, often a bathroom is the only place to retreat to. What if we carved out space- both physically and culturally- to take mental health breaks? In this post, I share step by step instructions for creating a mental health retreat in your home, workplace, or classroom to help people who are triggered or Very Upset to mindfully ground in order to reengage.

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