"Ameliorating the biological impacts of childhood adversity: A review of intervention programs"

The biological effects of adversity are not news to doctors, and certainly not news to the people who are in recovery from adverse events.

What is new is that there is so much great research happening into the connections between our brains and our bodies. It's almost as if our heads are part of our bodies! *Sarcasm intended.*

The review that I'm referencing here says that "Childhood adversities such as abuse, neglect, and additional household stressors, are highly prevalent, and are linked to poor child and adult health, and high societal costs." It makes sense to me that aftercare would be more effective and also cheaper in the long run.

At some point, we need to start discussing how much it costs to ignore trauma. Nobody wants to monetize a human being, and especially not a human life lost to the tragedy of suicide, but we do need to make the point that ignoring trauma is so much more expensive.

Money talks.


Erica KitzmanComment