Breaking trauma cycles

Breaking the Cycle: How I Overcame Intergenerational Trauma to Become a Peer Advocate

By Angela Colón-Rentas

You may wonder: How did that young Puerto Rican girl who very much disliked seeing a therapist when locked up in the juvenile system end up working in the mental health field as an adult? Simple answer: I wanted to help youth in crisis. And it was meant to be.


“Your children are not your children.

They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.

They come through you but not from you,

And though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.

You may give them your love but not your thoughts,

For they have their own thoughts.

You may house their bodies but not their souls,

For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,

Which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.”

Kahlil Gibran – The Prophet, 1923.

Charles William Bartlett – Mother and Child, 1900.

Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences-Mad in America

In a new article published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine Focus, researchers lay out the American College of Preventative Medicine’s (ACPM) position on preventing and mitigating adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). While the authors endorse surveillance and research around childhood adversity, they recommend against screening for adverse childhood experiences in individual clinical encounters.

Through a synthesis of research and expert opinion, they put forward seven recommendations for preventing and assisting in recovery from adverse childhood experiences. They write:

“The American College of Preventive Medicine offers seven adverse childhood experiences‒related recommendations focused on screening, education/training, policy/practice, and research: 2 are evidence-based, and five are based on expert opinion. Notably, regarding secondary prevention of adverse childhood experiences, the American College of Preventive Medicine endorses population-level surveillance and research around childhood adversity but not adverse childhood experience screening in individual clinical encounters.”

American College of Preventative Medicine Makes Recommendations for Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences

Here for Spiritual Growth

You are Awakening to Your Divine Nature. Just like all other Ascended Masters, you too are going through the intense initiation process required that has taken eons & incomprehensible lifetimes of experiencing both light & dark for your evolution & thus mastery & integration. You are in every sense of the word experiencing your own resurrection which means awakening after crucifixion or trials. What this process essentially means is you are changing from one state of being, that of being spiritually dead or asleep into another state of being, which is alive & awake. This is the awakening of the soul to its divine nature & is connected to your Higher Self.

The realization that you are God, or the Universe source is more than just knowing it intellectually; it is the actualisation, affirming & manifesting of your divinity in every particle of your physical & spiritual being. As you awaken & embody the truth, you begin your transformation back to the original divine being you were at the moment of creation.

This is why your Higher Self connection is a crucial step in Twin Flame Union as it returns you back to your divine truth of that single white fire of your true divine signature the moment you were created from one. As you embody your Higher Self more & more & go higher you will come to love every part of the process of spiritual growth. Yes, the challenges are not easy for an advanced soul, though you did not come to Earth for easy, but for true spiritual growth.

Your Higher Self is always leading you towards all the things you need to do to spiritually evolve. This is the priority of your Higher Self even though your sub-personalities might resist growth. Always remember you have all you need & all the answers within. do not try & be perfect & let go of judgement about your level of evolution. begin simply by loving where you are now in your growth. Know that as you continue to grow spiritually you will move higher & higher in levels of consciousness.

~ 𝐴𝑏𝑖𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑙 𝑆𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑙𝑎𝑟 𝑆ℎ𝑒𝑘𝑖𝑛𝑎ℎ ♡

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Mad In America-Violence Hits Home

Violence in home is a reality for many

When Violence Hits Home, Can We Keep Growing?

By Hugh Polk, MD & Ann Green, PMHNP

On May 19, one of us (Ann) was walking on a busy street corner in New York City, when she was randomly assaulted by someone who walked up behind her, punched her to the ground, and ran off. She became the latest random target of a phenomenon dubbed by NYC law enforcement as “the knock-out game.” Passersby pitched-in to help, called the ambulance and chased the assailant. Ann underwent surgery for a broken hip and hunkered down for a long-term recovery.

We want to share conversations we had coming out of these events in the hopes it might help others explore how to keep growing emotionally in an uncertain and sometimes violent world.

Bipolar RollerCoaster – Mad in America

Toxicity via the RX

A ” brother” who diagnosed based on ” martial difficulties ” and effects Xanax overdose prescribed for IBS

No test , no science just an authority- founder whose misdiagnosis was not questioned .

Describing then partner as “Supportive ” instead of abusive .

The law , then society adapted , a family destroyed , targeted for life by the abuser who of course is never responsible for anything . Considers himself the victim .

Totally correct system of no checks and no balances

The Bipolar Rollercoaster: Looking Beyond the Labels

By Rachel Townley

I am a family member of someone that has apparently been living with three “disorders” (autism, bipolar, and schizoaffective). Yet for those past three decades, they have gone through a variety of psychiatric interventions and treatment programmes but still have no more insight into their psychological distress than when they first became unwell.

Having a diagnostic label given to them by someone in a position of authority seems to have provided them with a reason for their experiences. Yet it does not explain how to deal with these experiences, nor does it help them to unpack the complex and traumatic history underpinning their suffering.