NAMI Sussex will host a presentation on Trauma and Mental Health led by Linda Busch-Somach, PhD. Dr. Busch is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has over 25 years of experience working in the trauma-related mental health field. She has worked with combat veterans, 9/11-related trauma survivors, and survivors of child sexual abuse and physical abuse.

Her presentation will focus on the impact of trauma on mental health and how this impact can affect those who have other serious mental health conditions such as Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression and Schizophrenia.

Other topics that will be covered include: diagnoses related to trauma (Reactive Attachment Disorder, Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), how to cope with triggers or symptoms, and medications that are sometimes used in the treatment of trauma.

Participants are welcome to share their experiences and ask questions. Registration is not required. For more information please call 973-214-0632, or email us at You can also visit our website at or find us on Facebook at