the link between childhood trauma and substance abuse

Childhood Trauma and Substance Abuse

Experiencing a traumatic situation impacts a child’s emotional and mental health. In some cases, a traumatic experience leads to post-traumatic stress disorder and contributes to substance abuse. Psych Central reports that roughly 49 percent of women and 12 percent of men who abuse drugs report sexual abuse, including child sexual abuse. Furthermore, roughly 24 percent…

existential crisis

What is an Existential Crisis?

An existential crisis does not only impact adults – it also impacts teenagers and young adults. Gifted children and teenagers often experience existential depression because the world around them does not meet their expectations or ideals, which leads to disappointment or a sense of hopelessness.