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The Truth About Trauma: ACEs and Their Outcomes

The best way I heard it described was as a “dark filter.” Like every good Instagramer, I know the impact of a filter. It changes everything about a picture: the color, the mood, the meaning. It can make the difference between a hit post and one that will be ignored entirely.
Unfortunately, dark filters don’t just exist on social media.
You find them over the eyes of many human beings, most often after enduring traumatic events. They change the way we see the world: the colors, the mood, the meaning. They cast a negative glow on everything[...]