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The Wisdom of Trauma

Maurizio Benazzo & Zaya Benazzo |USA |2021 |87min


April 4:5:00 pm, 7:00 pmApril 5:5:00 pm, 7:00 pm

One in five Americans are diagnosed with mental illness in any given year. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in the US for youth aged 15-24.  Drug overdose kills 81,000 in the USA annually. The autoimmunity epidemic affects 24 million people in the USA. In The Wisdom of Trauma, we travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté to explore why Western society is facing such epidemics. This is a journey with a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society. Dr. Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society in which parents, teachers, physicians, policy-makers and legal personnel are not concerned with fixing behaviors, making diagnoses, suppressing symptoms and judging, but seek instead to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.

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