Ani Kalayjian is an internationally recognized expert on the psychological effects of trauma in disaster victims, and the author of the authoritative handbook, Disaster & Mass Trauma: Global Perspectives in Post Disaster Mental Health Management. She has worked extensively with veterans of the Gulf and Vietnam wars, with survivors of the Holocaust and Ottoman-Turkish Genocide of the Armenians, and with survivors of earthquakes and hurricanes. From 1988 to 2006 she went to Armenia, California, Cyprus, Florida, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Turkey to assist health professionals treating trauma cases after natural and human made disasters and to train psychiatrists, psychologists and general practitioners in post-trauma therapeutic interventions. With compassion, she has dared to confront the incomprehensible, giving us hope that those who have been damaged can one day be made whole. More important, her ultimate vision is that through peaceful resolution, man’s injustice to man will be prevented altogether.
Dear Dr. Ani: I am not sure what you did with my mother today. Before you came she was angry, upset, and frustrated and nasty to me. After you left, she was so loving, so comfortable, so positive and how
Dearest Dr. Ani: Your messages are so full of thoughtfulness, peace and love and so much more, your life must be so rich in so many ways
Dear Dr. Kalayjian: Thanks so much for your guidance, insight, and empathy for helping my wife and I reunite after a year of separation
Dear Dr. Kalayjian: I wanted to simply say how thankful I am for the sessions working on those important issues