As Veteran’s Day quickly approaches, we all take the time to think about the brave men and women that risk their lives for the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis. Unfortunately, for many of these brave soldiers, they have experienced extremely traumatic events that can alter the way that they perceive the world. The same can be said for our brave first responders that often have to keep a calm and cool head when faced with hugely traumatic circumstances.Continue reading “Understanding the Difference Between PTSD and CPTSD”
Every year, countless people suffer from mental health disorders that lead them to suicide. However, it is something that we can all help to prevent in the future.
Suicide Prevention Week runs from September 8th-14th.
It is important to remember we should be looking out for others at all times of the year, not just in September. Make sure you can recognize suicidal behavior so you can help that person immediately.
What can you do to help someone who is struggling?
According to studies, more than 18% of adults in the US experience some form of anxiety disorder during their lifetime. These disorders range from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), phobias, to even Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Luckily, there are different treatment plans that can help those suffering to overcome some of these conditions. One of these is trauma-informed therapy.
Let’s take a closer look at what trauma-informed therapy is, and also share some key benefits of this type of therapy.
It’s a medical term you hear often in the news and media, but you might not understand everything about it, or its therapies.
It’s called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, more commonly known as PTSD. It affects up to 13 million people at a time in the U.S., and it’s estimated that 1 in 13 people will experience it in their lifetime.
Since June is PTSD awareness month, it’s a perfect time to look at this mental health condition and the benefits of EMDR therapy.