the most deadly of all possible sins

spiritSomeday, maybe, there will exist a well-informed, well considered and yet fervent public conviction that the most deadly of all possible sins is the mutilation of a child’s spirit; for such mutilation undercuts the life principle of trust, without which every human act, may it feel ever so good and seem ever so right is prone to perversion by destructive forms of conscientiousness. ~ Erik Erikson

A few posts on Beyond Meds that look at how childhood trauma affects mental and physical health for one’s whole life:

●  Childhood trauma once again linked to mental health issues in adulthood

●  Trauma, Brain and Relationship: Helping Children Heal

●  The Toxic Stress of Early Childhood Adversity (trauma)

●  The legacy of childhood trauma

●  PTSD versus a post traumatic response

●  Generational pain

More information on Trauma and PTSD in those labeled with mental illness of all kinds

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