Capitol siege, impeachment trial show how trauma hits people differently, experts say

According to Alison Holman, a health psychologist and professor in the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing at the University of California, Irvine, “A growing number of collective traumas have occurred in America, and last year was an absolute avalanche of cascading crises for Americans to cope with,” she said. “I think the Capitol riot has to be framed in an understanding that for the past few years, we’ve witnessed in America a growing amount of grievance and a growing amount of stress being expressed by the American population.”