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Santa Monica Daily Press Discusses Sexual Abuse Of Men. - what is PTSD post traumatic stress disorder
I had the pleasure of speaking with David Pisarra from the Santa Monica Daily Press about the subject of human trafficking and the sexual abuse of men and boys. David has written a great article and I include some highlights here with a link to his entire piece. We talked about what it was like shooting the documentary and what challenges do I face seeing it time and time again. Stopping Traffic – Painful But Important To See October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. It’s a pet concern of mine because of the damage that was done to me by the violence that occurred in my own household. The scars are deep and wide. Violence and trauma affect people differently, but the one thing we do know is that there is almost always long-term damage. I’ve often said that the physical wounds heal much quicker and more completely than the emotional or psychological wounds we suffer. Partly that is due to the psyche’s own self-preservation defense system. When a trauma happens to a child who is not equipped to handle it, the brain will often wall it off. Much like the walls that are used to dam up a river …