All people likely experience trauma. However, perception of the incident, age, and access to resources afterwards influence how we learn to recover and mend ourselves. Trauma, when left untreated, can manifest in a litany of unhealthy ways: poor mental and/or physical health, aggression, and deterioration of relationships. The courage to rebuild our lives after a traumatic event is perhaps what Eleanor Roosevelt had in mind when she said "You must do the thing you think you cannot do
But how do you learn to love and trust again? After trauma, does the adage "forgive and forget" ring true, or is it more complicated? These videos may not have all the answers, but they do provide insight in the small ways we can forgive ourselves and each other, and learn to break free of the past.