Thank you for exploring the human condition in America!
I love your interviews because you have introduced the world to a pandemic that needs to be addressed: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). These experiences may include physical and emotional abuse, neglect, caregiver mental illnesses, divorce, and household violence. The more ACEs a child experiences, the more likely the child is to suffer from toxic stress which can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other health-related conditions as an adult. Toxic stress has been scientifically proven to result in long-lasting wear and tear on the body and brain.
ACEs can have an effect on everyone of all income and social levels. My goal is to continue to educate others about this worldwide pandemic to prevent and counteract lasting harm. Your videos provide real examples. Your interview questions allow those interviewed a chance to discuss their childhood experiences, which have led them to who they are as an adult now.
Again, you may not know, but your interviews have provided examples of ACEs.