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FREE FILM: The Wisdom of Trauma

Thursday, May 12 @ 6:30 PM
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Feature documentary, 80 minutes

One in five Americans are diagnosed with mental illness in any given year. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in the US for youth aged 15-24. It kills over 800,000 people a year globally and 48,300 in the USA. Drug overdose kills 81,000 in the USA annually. The autoimmunity epidemic affects 24 million people in the USA. What is going on? The interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse are, according to Dr Gabor Maté, normal. But not in the way you might think. In The Wisdom of Trauma, we travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté to explore why Western society is facing such epidemics.

This is a journey with a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society. Trauma is the invisible force that shapes our lives. It shapes the way we live, the way we love and the way we make sense of the world. It is the root of our deepest wounds. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, pol-icy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul. He points us to the path of individual and collective healing.

About the Monadnock Assembly on Trauma and Transformation: As part of the Healthy Monadnock Alliance, the Monadnock Assembly on Trauma and Transformation has been established as a new public health initiative to advance healing and posttraumatic growth throughout all communities in the Greater Monadnock Region. The Assembly will be the voice and catalyst for transforming our region into a Trauma Informed-Community (TIC), bringing people together from all areas and sectors in our community to:

• Deepen our entire community’s awareness of trauma

• Seek out proven and new, creative strategies to become a TIC

• Transform us by inspiring, engaging and motivating our community to implement and embody these strategies in their daily lives

To learn more, visit www.mfs.org/community.

This is a free event. Advance registration is suggested.

Date: Thursday, May 12
Time: 6:30 PM
Cost: Free
Venue Name: SHOWROOM
Address: 20 Commercial Street
Keene, NH 03431 United States
Phone: 6033571233