Violent Traumas Linked To Buried Health Issues

Highlights Post-traumatic stress disorder common among victims, perpetrators of violence Chronic stress associated with poor mental, emotional, physical health Mental health stigma still an issue, especially in smaller communities Winton resident Claudia Gonzalez, 29, holds a photo of a friend who was killed by gang violence while speaking about her childhood and experience being initiated…

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Summit looks at childhood trauma’s long-term impact

Niara Jones, 10, of Providence Christian School sings the national anthem Wednesday during the Children’s Summit of Merced County at Yosemite Church in Merced. Photo By ANDREW KUHN AKUHN@MERCEDSUNSTAR.COM Where children grow up matters. The environment to which people are exposed in their childhood plays a significant role in their adult life, according to health…

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