*statistics from the Mental Health Coordinating Council
Key Facts for the Trauma Informed:
- 76% of adults with a history of trauma experience at least one psychiatric disorder in their lifetime
- The single most significant predictor that an individual will end up in the mental health system is a history of trauma
- Trauma is almost universal among people with lived experience of mental health and psychosocial difficulties across all communities
What can you do? Practice being Trauma Informed:
‘What has happened to you?’ Not: ‘What is wrong with you?’
- Be respectful
- Avoid Jargon
- Acknowledge alternative views
- Portray hope
- Be non-judgemental
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