The girl who overdosed on her own endorphins

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Endorphins are your body’s natural painkillers. The pain she experienced was years prior but it was enough to train her to release them when a trigger occurred later.

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No trigger warning?
Apparently trigger warnings don’t really make people avoid content. But it does prime someone to be anxious and only focus on the negative. I want you to feel these issues are manageable because they are.
Genuinely sorry if this video stressed you out.
Might not be true but anyway:

Recommended reading:
Abuse and Neglect:
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
The Body Keeps the Score
The Deepest Well

Development and Support:
The Whole-Brain Child
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
No Bad Kids

Some information on what therapy can do:


Reddit Communities:





How to adopt ACEs screening:


Mental health lessons in schools:


Many work drop outs due to mental health

Bell increases productivity with mental health programs


Mental health reduces recidivism:



Sources
Amber’s story and the two boys stories are pulled from:
Perry, B. 2007. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog.

Kinds of traumatic experiences:


Described as an epidemic:




90% at least 1 trauma in lifetime, 8% PTSD:

( % PTSD:)

(Between 6 and 9% depending on study:)


Economic Impact:
ACEs economic impact of $458 billion per year


ACEs economic impact of $ Trillion billion per year


Cancer Costs:
I added these numbers together. Likely double counts, just back of envelope sort of thing:
Direct costs, $95 billion:

Indirect costs, $308 billion


Breakdown of trauma costs:


Vicarious trauma story pulled from:
Shapiro, F. 2012. Getting Past Your Past. Chapter 7

ACEs effects on health


Eye study


Amber’s story and the two boys stories are pulled from:
Perry, B. 2007. The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog.

Signs of Mental Health abuse
#control-and-shame

Abuse gets passed down


Therapy paying for itself and other economic measures:
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