by Silakbo PH

This issue explores the idea of trauma in relation to mental health. What is trauma? Who experiences it? What factors affect it? How do we respond to trauma? How do we recover? Trauma doesn’t stop with the experience of an overwhelming event; its aftermath is part of the process. The way people cope, how communities address traumatic experiences, the accessibility of resources to manage trauma—these all contribute to the process of traumatization. The art and writings included in this issue discuss and inquire into the experience of trauma—its lasting effect, how it influences our relationships, how it is embedded in the body, how we cope, and how we might begin to heal.

Year: 2019
Genre: Anthology
Subcategories: Poetry, Nonfiction, Illustration, Photography
Language(s): English, Filipino