A CNN/ORC poll carried out in December 2015 suggests 69% of Americans are either “very angry” or “somewhat angry” about “the way things are going” in the US.
And the same proportion – 69% – are angry because the political system “seems to only be working for the insiders with money and power, like those on Wall Street or in Washington,” according to a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll from November.
Many people are not only angry, they are angrier than they were a year ago, according to an NBC/Esquire survey last month – particularly Republicans (61%) and white people (54%) but also 42% ofWhy are Americans so angry?Democrats, 43% of Latinos and 33% of African Americans.
Trauma Carried Across Generations of People… Click on the highlighted text to read more…
Molly S. Castelloe Ph.D.
As an actress, Molly appeared in the critically acclaimed film “Clean, Shaven,” a story about schizophrenia. She is proud to have been among the ensemble that made the first bilingual film in Sri Lanka. Inspirations include performer Anna Deavere Smith, political psychologist Vamik Volkan, and pioneering pediatrician D. W. Winnicott.
About The Me in We
Current research looks at history through a psychological lens. This is the field of “Psychohistory.” Of special interest: group identity, the transmission of trauma across generations, processes of collective mourning and creativity.
My research and writing the last six years on the topic of post-traumatic stress in America has revealed an epidemic of post-trauma symptoms that have built up over many decades in America. Stopping the cycle of pain and emotional baggage must start with new families by increasing trauma awareness and sensitivity. We must create a trauma informed society to stop the carry-forward baggage of trauma at the roots of the problem, the family at home. I reference two article above to help my readers become better informed on the scope of the problem and implications. Also included is a link to my Kickstarter project, “I Worry About the Kids,” a workbook for parents, teachers, and mentors to help build awareness and to serve as a guide for trauma affected families and for those who are trusted with the care of children at school and at play.
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