Historical/Intergenerational Trauma

Historical trauma, or intergenerational trauma, refers to the cumulative psychological pain of a person or generation caused by traumatic events or experiences. These experiences, shared by communities can result in emotional and psychological wounds that are carried across generations. Common examples include genocide, forced relocation and destruction of one's cultural practice. People who have experienced and or are living with historical and intergenerational trauma experience higher rates of mental and physical illness, substance abuse and destruction of family and community structures. A mental health professional specializing in historical trauma will help you begin to work through its impact and assist you in learning how to cope and heal.

Local Experts in Historical/Intergenerational Trauma

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