Cultural trauma happens when members of a group experience a horrendous event that affects members of their community for years to come.
Every generation has collectively traumatic events. For older generations, it might be WWII or the Vietnam War. For others, it might be 9/11, school shootings, or COVID-19.
Natasha D. Bonner, behavioral health expert for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains that collective trauma is any reaction people have to a traumatic event that affects our whole society.
Julie Butterfield, a behavioral health clinical operations manager for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says because being LGBTQ+ isn’t the societal norm, it can take a toll on your mental health.
Alise Lane, behavioral health expert and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains that the fact that autism looks different for every person makes it difficult to understand from the outside.
Dr. Judith Overton, a psychiatrist and medical director for BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee says that while not a formal diagnosis, a money disorder can definitely affect your health and well being.
Dominique Winters, a utilization manager at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says CBT is a simple, effective treatment for everything from anxiety to obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
Karissa Hyrchuk, licensed clinical social worker at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains what antidepressants treat, their side affects and benefits.
Laura Bertrand, a licensed professional counselor and mental health expert at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, says intimate partner violence is much more common than most people think.
Erica Morris, licensed clinical social worker at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, explains that OCD revolves around unwanted, intrusive thoughts that cause anxiety and distress.