We Need to Recognize Complex PTSD in Order to Treat It
Our communities lack fundamental solutions to the scars of complex trauma.
What’s Going On In There? How the Brain and Mind Develop in the First Five Years of Lifeany
The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental DisordersInternational Classification of Diseases
if not cure
"Elis Aaron (they/them) is an androgyne writer, editor, and activist. They have written copy, essays, narrative nonfiction, and journalism for online and print publications, and worked in communications at UMass Boston. They are a member of and social media assistant at the Horror Writers Association. They are working on two horror novels -a modern Gothic-by-the-sea and a queer, feminist serial killer thriller- and many pieces about psychology and horror. They are also affiliated with NAMI Massachusetts.
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