The need to be trauma informed
The pandemic. Acts of violence and hate against marginalized communities. Increasing rates of drug addiction and abuse. Climate change. War. Women’s rights. LGBTQ+ rights. Inflation. New public health threats.
In this always-on, and often volatile news cycle, one thing is clear:
The world is suffering from collective trauma.
Trauma is defined as a psychological injury that affects performance and wellbeing. Click here to learn more about trauma on The Society of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. Communities, businesses, and governments must address trauma head-on. It is imperative to take a deliberate, focused look at how trauma impacts the workforce, consumers, key communities – and the global economy.