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What happens when Americans can finally exhale

The Atlantic, May 20, 2021

May 20, 2021

What happens when Americans can finally exhale

“This has been an ongoing set of cascading collective traumas that have really not abated,” says UC Irvine’s Roxane Cohen Silver, a [professor and] psychologist who has studied trauma for decades. … “I don’t feel that we’re doomed,” Silver told me. “I do still believe that we will get through this.” She and other experts I talked with noted that people are resilient, and often more so than they realize.