The SonRise Project creator Kelli Richardson Lawson introduces veteran speaker, Dr. Linda McGhee. Dr. McGhee is a clinical psychologist who specializes in young adult and child psychology. In this episode, she discusses the debilitating effects of trauma, including how it affects our bodies, minds and spirits. She defines trauma as an emotional response to an event in one’s life such as an accident, sexual assault or divorce. Dr. McGhee also suggests that the Covid pandemic is a devastating experience for everyone and is causing trauma around the world. She says when one experiences trauma the person is at risk for physical and mental health problems. She believes because most people don’t seek help to process trauma, the trauma burrows in causing a deep and lasting impact physically, emotionally and mentally. Dr. McGhee says trauma left unchecked can be deadly. She urges SonRise listeners to refrain from descending into a state of denial about their own trauma. Dr. McGhee discusses concrete steps on how to create a plan of self-care and how to seek some form of therapy.