Recovery from trauma and PTSD is an especially vital topic these days. Trauma is emotional stress that can stem from a wide variety of upsetting experiences, leaving us feeling anxious, weighed down by negative emotions or memories, or feeling like we lack security. No one’s experience and recovery from it is the same. In Traumatized: Identify, Understand, and Cope with PTSD and Emotional Stress, licensed therapist and YouTube creator Kati Morton, LMFT shares a unique perspective on trauma in the modern age.
Traumatized is an accessible guide to understanding what trauma is, how PTSD is diagnosed, being aware that it can have a late onset, what can happen if it goes untreated, and how social media can be triggering our trauma. Morton reveals how social media can positively promote mental health awareness, as well as the dark side of how social media can spread trauma. She addresses a myriad of real-life scenarios: what social media platforms or accounts are detrimental to our mental health; how can we start paying attention to how we interact with them; and what are the best ways to limit the amount of time we spend on certain sites or know when to unfollow accounts? Traumatized shares tools to manage what we (and our children) can see online.
Morton is a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice in Santa Monica, CA. Over the past decade she has leveraged social media to share mental health information worldwide through her videos. Morton’s YouTube channel has over one million subscribers and more than 80 million views.
Morton will be in conversation with Kelsey Darragh, a comedian, filmmaker, and mental health advocate living in Los Angeles. With over 250 million views on her anxiety videos, she’s quickly become the “big sister” of mental health on the internet. Formerly of BuzzFeed internet fame, Darragh moved on to E!’s Dating: No Filter, a fresh and hilariously honest take on the modern dating scene, and she hosts her own chart-topping podcast, “Confidently Insecure.”
This event suitable for youth 12+. It will be recorded and available later on our website and YouTube channel.
BONUS AFTER-HOURS EVENT: Attendees who purchase a copy of Traumatized from FAN’s partner bookseller The Book Stall are invited to attend an AFTER-HOURS event hosted by Morton that will start immediately after the webinar. Details on the webinar registration page.