Below are a suggestion of books, websites, videos, and podcasts that have been influences on my thinking and work. All book links are affiliate links. I’ll continue to add to this list as I discover new resources to share.

Trauma and Healing



Trauma, Healing and the Brain: Community Learning Event - Dr. Gabor Mate

How Childhood Trauma Can Make you a SIck Adult - Mental Health

“What Happened to You?” - A short documentary about the impact of trauma on our lives, featuring Dr. Rob Anda, co-researcher of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (A.C.E.) Study.  Produced by the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community, in partnership with Digital Eyes Film.

Psychiatry Must Stop Ignoring Trauma - with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Trauma Healing - Modalities

These are modalities that I have found personally helpful or that have been recommended by several reputable sources. Always ask questions, do your research, and trust your gut when working with any practitioner.

Trauma Awareness


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Aces Too High - Resource and blog about initiatives designed to address the high prevalence of trauma in our world.

ACEs Connection - Join the movement to prevent ACEs, heal trauma, build resilience

Community Resilience Cookbook - Resources for trauma-aware community building

Dr. Gabor Maté - International trauma and addictions expert

Sidran Institute - Traumatic stress education and advocacy

Suicide and Self Harm

*If you're hurting, afraid, or need someone to talk to, please reach out to one of the resources below. Someone will reach back. Please stay. You are so deeply valued, so incomprehensibly loved—even when you can't feel it—and you are worth your life.

You can reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at800-273-8255, Trans Lifeline at 877-565-8860 (U.S.) or 877-330-6366(Canada), or The Trevor Project at 866-488-7386. If you’d like to talkto a peer, contains links to warmlines in every state. If you don't like talking on the phone, you can reach Crisis Text Line by texting HOME to 741741.

NOTE: Many of these resources could utilize restrictive interventions,like active rescues (wellness or welfare checks) involving lawenforcement or emergency services. A warmline is least likely to do this, but still might have these policies. You can ask if this is a possibility at any point in your conversation if this is a concern for you.


Alternative mental health



 Beyond Meds (blog with resources on holistic well-being)




The voices in my head  Eleanor Longden

Introducing Ekhaya’s Transformation - Crazywise film excerpt




Online classes

Women on Writing - ongoing writing classes