Psychological trauma is now recognized as one of the most common preventable causes of poor health, disease, and early death.
When experienced in childhood, the effects are even further magnified, with unmistakable connections between early life adversity and illicit drug use, mental illness, heart disease, and diabetes (to name a few). In Missouri, state mental health agencies, academic researchers, and community organizations have created highly innovative programs to directly interrupt the cycle of trauma and poor health outcomes on a regional and global level.
On March 1st and 2nd, The Missouri Institute of Mental Health will host the second annual Traumatic Stress Conference highlighting cutting-edge research and community programs developed within Missouri targeting prevention, clinical intervention, and biomarkers of trauma.
This conference is guaranteed to change the way attendees think about psychological trauma and health.