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The hidden secret of South Africa's trauma – and its impact

The hidden secret of South Africa's trauma – and its impact
- Trauma activism is not exactly up in lights in South Africa’s long and proud tradition of activism – but it should be. Paradoxically, the very battles against injustice which fueled, and still fuel, so much of our globally famous activism, also ended in violence, crime, poverty, HIV/AIDS and substance abuse (read trauma). These are the four pillars of the trauma palace in which we all reside, some of us dealing daily with all four, all of us impacted by at least one. Which makes hearing what trauma activist Brian Rogers and his meta-analysis of what the existing science reveals absolutely vital in helping us craft a