“My Motherless Mother”

“I need to talk to you,” my 90-year-old mother announced in a stern tone usually reserved for reprimanding a child.Visiting her in Florida, I noticed increasing balance problems and short-term memory lapses, early signs of Lewy body dementia. She perched on the bench...

Inherited Family Trauma

“Emerging trends in psychotherapy are now beginning to point beyond the traumas of the individual to include traumatic events in the family and social history as a part of the whole picture. Tragedies varying in type and intensity—such as abandonment, suicide...

The Whitney Plantation: Why America Needs a Slavery Museum

In this moving video, John Cummings, talks about his journey of creating the first memorial museum in the United States dedicated entirely to slavery – www.whitneyplantation.com”The Whitney Plantation near Wallace, Louisiana, is the first and only U.S....

Memory is in the blood and bone

Amy Bombay is an assistant professor of psychiatry doing research on heightened predisposition to psychological distress among Indigenous population of Canada as well as other places around the world.  Similarly to other studies in this field, Bambay’s research...

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