Learn More About PTSD
PTSD can leave those impacted by trauma with intrusive and upsetting thoughts and feelings long after the trauma event(s) happened. These symptoms impact the quality of life and, in some cases, the ability to maintain employment and relationships with others. Fortunately, PTSD is treatable. Below you’ll find articles and resources to help you both understand and deal with PTSD.
Featured Articles on PTSD
How to Help Someone With PTSD
Helping a friend or family member with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may seem daunting, but there are a number of evidence-based tips and strategies to provide support, such as educating yourself about the disorder, getting involved in the treatment plan, and implementing healthy self-care strategies for yourself.1 While PTSD can be a difficult disorder to manage, remember that there are a number of resources available to support you and your loved ones.by: Samantha Jacobson, MS, LMHCA
The 3 Stages of Trauma Recovery
Survivors of trauma have been shown to heal in three stages, during which they work to re-establish their sense of safety and security, process their traumatic memories, and build hope and resources for the future. These stages are often not linear, but they can provide a framework for healing and support after a trauma.by: Michelle Risser, LISW-S