Do you know an adult struggling with depression at middle-age? Are you that adult? You are SO not alone, especially if you’ve had five or more adverse childhood experiences in childhood.It’s not just me saying so. This slide is from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser ACE study done in the late 1990’s.
It was done on over 17,000 mostly middle-class people.
So, YOU ARE STATISTICALLY NOT ALONE.
In fact, it is actually only a tiny % of people who did not struggle and need pharmaceutical support by midlife after an adversity-filled childhood.
And another nod to the feminists because the personal still is political. Always.
You Matter Mantras
- Trauma sucks. You don't.
- Write to express not to impress.
- It's not trauma informed if it's not informed by trauma survivors.
- Breathing isn't optional.