Journal Entry: Neil Stephany-05/08/2024

Journal Entry

We learned about ACES tonight in class. I thought of my sister because she has a kid. But there are adverse childhood experiences. The more of them you have the more drastic health is affected later in life. Heart disease, cancer, what I noticed was people with a lot of experiences have four times higher risk of having depression and are twelve times more likely to be suicidal.

It makes sense because the limbic system is activated for a fight or flight response but when it happens over and over again the stress hormones start affecting our health drastically.

Character Defects: ego, stress, trauma
Grateful: creativity, health, school