Coming September 2020: PTSD Bookclub
PTSD Bookclub is a place for people with PTSD, their loved ones and caregivers, and those who just want to learn more to come together and discuss trauma and recovery through great books.
While there will be room to talk about the traumas that brought PTSD into our lives, from sexual assault to military service to systemic racism, this gathering won’t be geared toward peer support or group therapy. There are other great venues for that important work (the Trauma Book Club!). Our focus will be on understanding PTSD through fiction, memoir, clinical research, social/structural critiques, and activist work.
We’ll read a book a month, discuss it online, and then meet in a video conference to talk about the book the final Wednesday of each month.
Form to join up coming soon!
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five (Group discussion: September 30 2020)
Pat Barker, Regeneration
Mac McClelland, Irritable Hearts: A PTSD Love Story
Terese Mailhot, Heartberries
David Morris, The Evil Hours: A Biography of PTSD (Group discussion: October 28 2020)
Shaili Jain, The Unspeakable Mind: Stories of Trauma and Healing from the Frontlines of PTSD Science
Bessel van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
Judith Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence–From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror (Group discussion: November 18 2020)
Resmaa Menakem, My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Healing Our Hearts and Bodies
David Wood, What Have We Done? The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars
Healing and the Future
Zach Norris, We Keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities
adrienne maree brown, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good