Prolonged exposure to adversity, stress, and trauma - particularly in early childhood - can cause lasting harm and contribute to some of our nation's most pressing social and health challenges. When trauma becomes a normal part of life, or embedded in communities, it can destroy hope, making the change process even more difficult, and collaborative transformation is needed at every level of society – in policy, systems, communities, families, and individuals.
#WeHealUS is a grassroots campaign that honors May as Mental Health Awareness Month by amplifying the hard work of individuals, organizations, and local/state governments building resilience and healing. Nationwide, more states and municipalities are embracing trauma-informed and healing-centered policies and practices because resilience grows through healthy and informed relationships
State Spotlight: Illinois
Learn how the movement for a trauma-informed and healing-centered Illinois has been building for decades.
State Spotlight: Pennsylvania
Explore the strategies Pennsylvania’s counties, communities, neighborhoods, businesses, and homes are working together to heal trauma.
State Spotlight: New Jersey
Check out New Jersey's coordinated, cross-sector, and statewide response to prevent and mitigate the lasting effects of ACEs on children’s health and well-being.
State Spotlight: Virginia
Explore Virginia's "Resilience Week," which features events, resources, and more to help provides a sense of hope and a renewed commitment to compassion and connection toward a more resilient future.