Mom Who Was Affected By Childhood Trauma Works To Overcome Odds To Give Daughter Best Possible Life
Sabrina Hanes had a childhood filled with pain, which can greatly increase a person's risk of depression, chronic lung disease and cancer, and can shorten life expectancy by 20 years. But Hanes is building a different future for herself.
Childhood Trauma Can Mean Early Death. This California Mom Wants To Beat The Odds
Emotional neglect, physical abuse, divorce, a household riven by addiction — science shows that traumas like these in childhood cause poorer health later in life, both mentally and physically. ... Doctors say there are several ways to intervene, and while it’s more effective to intervene when people are young, adults can still work to heal the wounds of their past. (Klivans and Wernikoff, 8/24)
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DR1VEN Is What A Suicide Prevention Movement On Social Media Might Look Like
“I’ll talk to you soon.” Those were the last words Eric Zink of La Palma heard his father, Dr. Barrett Zink, utter over the phone from Charlotte, Mich., where he had served as a family physician for 30 years. On Aug. 5, 2017, Barrett Zink was found dead in his car, parked on a desolate road. (Bharath, 8/24)