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Almost every person experiences traumatic events during their lives. Traumatic events often shape who we are and how we experience the world.

Not everyone processes or experiences trauma in the same way. Some people experience and acute, short-term array of symptoms such as anxiety and flashbacks. For many people, the symptoms and pain from the experience fades over time. Some people have a bit more trouble, and experience long-term effects of unresolved trauma. Many of them are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Trauma survivors often don’t realize how their traumatic experience has gone on to disrupt their lives and relationships. They may know that they are suffering, but may not be able to express why. Because of this, friends and family may struggle with how to support a survivor of trauma. They may feel hurt, or rejected, as the person they care about seems to withdraw more and more from the world.

Unresolved trauma can cause us to act out in destructive and painful ways. Many people with unresolved PTSD or trauma symptoms participate in self-harming activities. Others may develop substance abuse problems, have eating disorders, or develop other compulsive behaviors such as “workaholism,” compulsive gambling,  or even risky and dangerous sexual behaviors.

PTSD Affects More than Just Ex-Military

When PTSD and trauma are portrayed on television and the movies, it is typically about survivors of war related trauma. PTSD can be the result of a variety of traumas in a person’s life. A person may experience domestic abuse over a period of time or has grown up experiencing different types of abuse at the hands of adult may suffer from PTSD. Some people who have grown up being neglected or emotionally abused will develop symptoms of PTSD.

Repeated trauma can create emotional wounds that develop over time. For this reason, some people who experience trauma symptoms may not be able to point to one specific event that caused their PTSD. Instead, many people with trauma symptoms describe years of painful incidents that helped shape the way they feel and act today.

There’s been great advances in recent years to meet the needs of trauma survivors.  Every day people are getting help and recovering from trauma with the help of caring professionals  who work with them to learn new coping skills. Knowledge is power, and when someone understands their disorder and the triggers that cause upsetting episodes of PTSD they are that much closer to taking proactive action to cope with PTSD.

About Trauma and PTSD

PTSD is a disorder that’s brought about by severe and painful trauma. When a person experiences an event that makes them feel threatened, terrified, or hurt, it often leaves a scar that they carry with the, silently. While some people recover from trauma on their own, many do not. Many people don’t have the support network or a safe environment to work out their issues. Because of this, they instead carry the pain from the trauma with them. It often affects many aspects of their lives.

Survivors of trauma often experience intense loneliness, leading to an inability to cope and function on a day-to-day basis. They may isolate themselves more and more. They may feel alienated from others because of their intense pain. They fall into a deep depression or experience panic attacks. Many survivors of trauma feel trapped with no way out of the intense feelings they’re experiencing. They may feel emotionally numb or emotionally frail, overreacting easily to minor upsets in life.

Everyone reacts to trauma in his or her own way. If you’re experiencing the pain of PTSD or other trauma symptoms, we want you to know you deserve to feel better. There is hope for a better life and finding peace with your emotions. We can connect you with caring professionals who will help you process your feelings and learn new coping skills in a safe, nurturing environment. Those who are trained in treating trauma will understand and help identify the unique challenges you’re facing as a trauma survivor.

How to Get Help for Trauma or PTSD

You don’t have to “go it alone”. Everyone who walks through the doors of a treatment center for trauma is a survivor, which is an amazing thing on its own. We want to help these survivors thrive in a safe, therapeutic environment. We want you to learn positive behaviors and let go of self-destructive ones. We want to help you learn how to heal. We’ll help you work through your issues in a supportive environment and cheer you every step of the way.

When you become part of the recovery community, our team of professionals will help you find the treatment options that work for you. We can provide options for family therapy, if you choose, and create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs.

If you’re searching for an answer to your PTSD or other trauma symptoms, we can help find a treatment plan that works for you. You’re in the right place to get help. We can answer any questions you have about our programs and your recovery options.

Please take the first step and give us a phone call. It’s 100% confidential and we’ll discuss the treatment options that are available to you.

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