The Wrath of Stigma!

I Worry About The Kids!

The Thrive Global Community welcomes voices from many spheres on our open platform. We publish pieces as written by outside contributors with a wide range of opinions, which don’t necessarily reflect our own. Community stories are not commissioned by our editorial team and must meet our guidelines prior to being published.
Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocacy
Steve Sparks, Author, Blogger, Mental Health Advocacy

I’m thrilled to share my first blog post for Thrive Global! My daughter told me about this resource. My body of work includes almost ten (10) years of research on Trauma Informed Oregon best practices. Please check out my website archive tags and categories and let me know what subjects you want to learn more about, or just browse the 1000 articles and blog posts for your own awareness and healing hot topics in your life… Thank you for this opportunity to make a difference for others by sharing my own story of healing…

My Journey of Healing, Part2

Following is an excerpt… This . was written especially for parents, teachers, and caregivers. Get my book free with Prime, or read the introduction to start with.

“Stigma is a self-fulfilling prophecy,” they say…  “After all the research and writing on the subject of PTS/PTSD, including my blog archives with close to 1000 postings offering tons of information about my own experience, references and resources with the goal to help others, the human condition of STIGMA leaves me stone cold and in a quandary.  It is clear that we should all seek treatment immediately following a moral injury and living with the awful symptoms of depression and anxiety, including panic attacks.  But it would be dishonest for me to suggest to anyone who fears losing opportunities and dreams of career success, especially loving relationships and spiritual growth in life, to ever admit a mental health challenge.

My latest book is dedicated to the 70th Anniversary of the End of WWII.

Judy and Steve Sparks, Children and Family Advocacy

Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1.  Click on highlighted text for my author page…

Share your comments below. Please read our commenting guidelines before posting. If you have a concern about a comment, report it here.

You might also like...


“I believe the stigma about mental illness is changing. It is more openly discussed in all aspects of media and social media.” with Iris Waichler

by Yitzi Weiner at Authority Magazine

“Be in community” With Tyler Gallagher & Courtney Blanton

by Tyler Gallagher
We use cookies on our site to give you the best experience possible. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to this use. For more information on how we use cookies, see our Privacy Policy.