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
"Liz Lazzara is an androgyne writer, editor, and activist specializing in mental health, addiction, and trauma. They have written copy for rehab centers, essays, narrative nonfiction, and journalism for multiple online and print publications. They are currently working on a manuscript about complex post-traumatic stress disorder and addiction, and they are affiliated with Active Minds, the Mental Health America Advocacy Network, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the National Association of Memoir Writers, the Nonfiction Authors Association, No Stigmas, & the One Love Foundation."
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