The Wisdom of Trauma

PRESENTED BY: Online Event
6:30 PM, Monday, November 14, 2022 PST
Location: Online Event - Pacific Standard Time (click for map)

The interconnected epidemics of anxiety, chronic illness and substance abuse are, according to Dr Gabor Maté, normal. But not in the way you might think.

One in five Americans are diagnosed with mental illness in any given year. Suicide is the second most common cause of death in the US for youth aged 15-24, and kills over 800,000 people a year globally and 48,300 in the USA. Drug overdose kills 81,000 in the USA annually. The autoimmunity epidemic affects 24 million people in the USA. What is going on?

In The Wisdom of Trauma, we travel alongside physician, bestselling author and Order of Canada recipient Dr. Gabor Maté to explore why our western society is facing such epidemics. This is a journey with a man who has dedicated his life to understanding the connection between illness, addiction, trauma and society.

PLEASE NOTE! This film will not be shown during the Zoom meeting. Instead, you’ll register and watch the film on your own and then join the Zoom meeting for our community discussion with representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Jefferson County at 6:30 PM on November 14.


  1. Register at
  2. After registering you’ll receive an email containing a link to watch the film
  3. Use the link you receive to watch the film on your own device any time between 6:00 PM on Sunday, November 13 and 6:00 PM on Monday, November 14


At 6:30 PM on Monday, November 14, join us on Zoom for our community discussion with representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Jefferson County using this link: (no registration is required for the Zoom meeting)

Special Guests: Representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Jefferson County

Sponsors: Meaningful Movies Port Townsend, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Jefferson County, Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, QUUF Green Sanctuary Environmental Action Committee, QUUF Social and Environmental Justice Council.

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Release Year: 2021

Running Time: 87 mins

Director: Maurizio Benazzo, Zaya Benazzo

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  1. Lucy
    #1 Lucy 13 November, 2022, 20:39

    “Mind Over Matter”…nothing is over…..Love those words….I need heart meditations….for my heart to recall what it felt like when I loved someone…that would heal my heart…no matter what, I still chose to love……

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