resonant: Brian from The Breakfast Club: Demented and sad, but social (Default)
[personal profile] resonant
The spouse reconnected with his former therapist via Facebook instant messaging this weekend. They got to talking about current events.

"I counseled a member of a neo-Nazi group once," the therapist said.

"Did you learn anything useful about the movement?"

"This particular fellow was a victim of childhood sexual abuse. I think that was the root of his rage," the therapist said.

It makes me wonder how things would be different if American mental health care were in better shape.

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Date: 8/21/17 03:12 pm (UTC)
dira: Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier (Default)
From: [personal profile] dira
This reminds me a lot of Johann Hari's book, Chasing the Scream, about the war on drugs and the nature of addiction--the strongest risk factor for developing a substance misuse problem is a prior trauma and social isolation. So if we spent a tenth of what we spend on drug enforcement on social workers...

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Date: 8/21/17 04:46 pm (UTC)
pauraque: bird flying (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauraque
I can't say that surprises me. I doubt many people who join hate groups are happy and content with their lives.

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Date: 8/21/17 06:57 pm (UTC)
anoyo: (kj johnny gives a shit)
From: [personal profile] anoyo
!!! I have so many Feelings about American mental health care, but they mostly drill down to: people should have to learn about the effects of trauma and how trauma processing works either in high school or college. And anyone who's going to be in a position of authority, or working with a high volume of people in the "system," should have to be fully educated on some dissemination of Trauma-Informed Care, no matter what model they pick (I lean heavily toward CBP, but I am Biased as Hell).

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Date: 8/21/17 10:03 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lobelia321
*waves*

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