Essentially, it is thought that the negative effects emanating from group trauma experiences are not only transferred across generations, but that these effects accumulate, such that events occurring at different points in history are part of a single traumatic trajectory.—Amy Bombay, Kimberly Matheson, and Hymie Anisman Wakiksuyapi, those carrying the historical trauma, can transcend trauma(……)

On June 20, 2014, a twenty-year-old was arrested in West Hollywood, California on drug-related charges–not a particularly newsworthy event give the more than 1.5 million drug arrests in the U.S. each year.  What distinguished this arrest was that the young man arrested was Indio Falconer Downey, the son of Robert Downey, Jr., whose own similar(……)