GUEST: DR. YAEL DANIELI
There has never been a shortage of mass trauma in the world as we know it, all the way down the historical path to biblical times and before. The one mass trauma that seems to be the guidepost for all other is the Holocaust and Hitler's mass murder of millions, may we never forget. From the Holocaust to 9/11 to the mass murder of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, mankind has seen traumatic evil perpetrated upon it's citizens.
How do we recover? Some say these events tend to bring a closeness of community, a reversion back to knowing your neighbors and sharing their pain. Others seemingly go about their everyday lives as if it happened elsewhere, perhaps living in a state of denial.