First blog post

This blog was started by the clinicians that work within the CSVR Trauma Clinic. the purpose of the blog is to create a platform to raise awareness of mental health related issues that arise as a result of violence.

Violence is a predominant feature in South African and global history. The CSVR acknowledges this and the complexities in which violence takes form. The CSVR works towards understanding violence, heal its effects and build sustainable peace at community, national and regional levels. This is done through collaboration with and learning from lived and diverse experiences of communities affected by violence.

The Trauma Clinic is the intervention component of the CSVR, that provides mental health therapeutic services to individual, families and communities that are affected by violence.

Posts on this blog, are clinicians reflections of the impact that violence has on mental health of individuals, families and communities, and possibilities of healing.