Mental Health

Mental health issues are among the most common vulnerabilities we face: in our communities, in our families, in ourselves. My professional work focuses on mental health in a variety of ways, and the articles in this section reflect the diversity of that work. I specialize in the confluence of mental illness, addictions, and trauma – which, for most people who struggle with these issues, are all aspects of one thing and not three different things. I emphasize current research and the many ways we can build resilience and wellbeing both for ourselves and our communities.

Trauma-Informed Practices

Skill development for those who work with trauma

June 30, 2021, 2:30 a.m. • Ross Laird

Those who work in public safety, medical and health fields — and, increasingly, the cultural sector — often experience direct or vicarious traumas and...

Mental Health