The Global Burden of Trauma


Is unresolved trauma the number one problem on planet earth? An economist with expertise in disaster-related distress makes the case.

“Trauma eventually affects everyone on the planet,” says Randall Bell, PhD, who has worked on disaster recovery around the globe. But after the disaster, it is time to figure out how to survive, and then thrive.

In this Mental Health Minute, Bell discusses his latest book, Post-Traumatic Thriving: The Art, Science, & Stories of Resilience. Marshalling a combination of scientific studies and personal stories, he lays out a 3-stage journey from trauma to recovery.

Dr Bell holds a PhD in socioeconomics from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the Chief Executive Officer of Landmark Research Group, LLC.

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