Stephanie Foo talks about healing from complex trauma and the need for culturally responsive mental health care
When journalist Stephanie Foo was 30, she finally learned her mental health diagnosis. She had complex post-traumatic stress disorder or C-PTSD, a condition caused by repeated exposure to trauma. At first, learning that fact made Stephanie feel hopeless. But she soon embarked on a journey of healing that helped her better understand what having C-PTSD really meant. In the process, she not only learned about herself, but also about the broader societal implications of trauma and how trauma in her family's past still affects her today. She chronicles that journey in her book What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma.
This hour, Stephanie discusses her book and how mental health care in the U.S. often ignores the pain of people of color.
- Stephanie Foo: journalist and author of What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma
This program was also produced by Meg Dalton.