Finding the words to fit what we have lived through is a beautiful thing.

Too often we think we are alone. We are not.

It is worth taking the time to glance through some resources so that we see other individuals who have lived through similar experiences, studied it, written about it, and formed support groups (online or in person) to chat.

Once you find safe ground, google, sit with a book, an article, a question, and reach out to compassionate listeners. It may be older adults who can afford the time to listen and who have tremendous wisdom. It may be an online support group or tending to your garden. Building support systems is best with multiple streams of support. 

Here are a few Resources. They are not magic solutions, and they do not replace medical professionals. If you have an emergency, call 911.  This list of course does not cover all situations.

When you commission a Creative Coping Workshop, additional Resources are offered to fit your situation. 


ACES research study

ACES TED Talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

Bloom, Sandra. Destroying Sanctuary and Creating Sanctuary

Center for Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg

Co-Counseling or Re-evaluation Counseling, lay led support groups

Complex Post Traumatic Stress

Council for Relationships, provides counseling, professional education, and research

Foundation for Art and Healing

Myss, Caroline.

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

National Public Radio: News and Analysis, free of business ads 

Stephen Cohen Military Clinic, University of Pennsylvania

Suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255
Twelve Step Programs, there are a variety of 12 Steps

United Way 

van der Kolk, B. The Body Keeps the Score.

Video: Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change, Harvard University