“Childhood trauma, in public health, is probably considered today the single greatest preventable cause of mental illness,” Dr. Ken Spiegelman, a Manchester pediatrician, told an audience of school nurses at a recent training session on trauma.

The presentation included this quote, from Dr. Steven Sharfstein, former president of the American Psychiatric Association: “Trauma is to mental health as smoking is to cancer!”

via ‘The single greatest preventable cause of mental illness’ | The Connecticut Mirror.