Recovering From Adverse Childhood Experiences | #MentalHealthMonday

With Haesue Jo of BetterHelp

Moral Injury Fahmida Hossain

Originally Aired Monday, December 19 @ 11:00 am PST

Recovering From Adverse Childhood Experiences 

Adverse childhood experiences, also known as ACEs, refer to events or circumstances that occur in childhood that significantly increase the risk of developing several physical and mental health complications as an adult.  ACE’s may include physical, mental, and sexual abuse, neglect, witnessing violence, being impacted by the substance use of a primary caregiver, as well as any other life challenge that impacts the adolescent brain and nervous system.

In this session of #MentalHealthMonday, Haesue Jo of BetterHelp will guide us to explore:

  • What adverse childhood experiences are

  • How adverse childhood experiences can impact us as adults

  • How and why the brain changes as the result of adverse childhood experiences

  • The biggest mental health risks for adults with high ACE scores

  • Why individuals who suffer from lasting effects of ACEs may turn to substances such as drugs or alcohol to self-medicate and/or manage their emotional pain

  • How to understand, process and recover from adverse childhood experiences

  • Why connection, a sense of belonging and the support of a trauma-informed therapist may be the greatest contributors to healing from adverse childhood experiences

Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.


Haesue Jo, MA, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience providing individual and family therapy in community mental health, school settings, day treatment facilities, and via teletherapy. She is currently Head of Clinical Operations at BetterHelp, which allows her to empower other therapists to be successful at bringing their skills online. Her current clinical focus and interests include Asian American mental wellness, anxiety, relationship, and family dynamics, trauma, and gender identity. To practice self-care, she enjoys spending time with loved ones (including her dogs and cat), yoga & fitness, going to the aquarium, snowboarding in the winter, and seeing live music all year round.

BetterHelp’s network of licensed, accredited, and experienced therapists can help you with a range of issues including substance use, depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma, grief, loss, and more. With BetterHelp, you are encouraged to communicate using your preferred way and on your terms. You can connect with your therapist by text, online chat, phone, or video.

Since 2013, over 30,000 licensed, accredited, and board-certified therapists from BetterHelp’s network have helped more than 2,000,000 people face life’s challenges and improve their mental health. Through their network, BetterHelp will match you with a professional that is the best fit for you – a therapist ready to provide you with the support and relentless care you deserve.

Until December 31, 2022, BetterHelp is providing the SHE RECOVERS Community with a 35% discount on the first month of therapy.

In addition, BetterHelp is making a $50,000 donation in 2022 to SHE RECOVERS Foundation so we can continue connecting, supporting, and empowering women in or seeking recovery. We hope you will register now to take advantage of this special discount offer because no one should have to recover alone.

We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

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