Activist Trauma & Recovery
- Added to Catalog: 2021
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This zine explores post-traumatic stress and how to recover from it. Post-traumatic stress can take many forms. Some may find themselves more scared of the police or of crowded situations; others may become angry, while still others feel paralyzed and vulnerable. You may feel changed as a person. Opening spaces to exchange experiences and communicate our emotions are important first steps to deal with experiences of violence. The text provides suggestions for identifying PTSD and addressing it.
One of the amazing things about activists is that we often deliberately expose ourselves to brutality when we believe it necessary. What is sometimes equally surprising is how little we know about the psychological effects of this violence. We need to prepare ourselves and learn how to support each other through the physical and emotional consequences of trauma.
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