About 80 percent of people in the United States experience at least one traumatic event in their lives, ranging from accidents to physical assaults. The survivor isn’t the only one impacted by the traumatic experience – repercussions of the event can change the survivor’s family and friends as well. Untreated trauma not only upsets relationships, it can also contribute significantly to mental health problems, substance abuse, and many forms of violence. Understanding trauma is an important first step in developing a compassionate and supportive community for survivors.

In the third presentation of our five-part series on mental health issues impacting the Boulder community, Dr. Janine D’Anniballe, director of trauma services for Mental Health Partners, will explore the impact of traumatic stress on a person’s brain, body and emotions. You’ll learn the key differences between normal stress and traumatic stress, as well as strategies and approaches that can facilitate the healing process after trauma.

Speaker: Janine D’Anniballe, Ph.D., Director of Trauma Services for Mental Health Partners
When: Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Boulder Jewish Community Center, 6007 Oreg Ave
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/mentalhealth