A study by the American Psychological Association has shown that over 70% of Americans have suffered significant stress over money, which can cause a strain on their mental health and wellbeing.
For many people, expenses, overdue bills, debt, and financial (more…)
A moral injury is when there is a traumatic or stressful situation, where someone fails to prevent, perpetrate, or witness something that is against their moral values or expectations.
In short, a moral injury occurs as a response to witnessing (more…)
It’s common for people to experience a period of numbness and detachment after a traumatic experience. These experiences serve as inflection points that change our perspective on life.
After something like that it can be hard to connect with friends (more…)
Post-traumatic stress disorder is an incredibly challenging mental health disorder. This can occur after a scary or stressful event, and the symptoms can range from mild to severe.
With PTSD, you may experience flashbacks, nightmares, panic attacks, low self-esteem, mood (more…)
PTSD can be incredibly challenging to heal from. The recovery time can be very long lasting and debilitating. Not only can the symptoms of PTSD affect your mental health, but it can also affect your ability to work, form relationships, (more…)
Just because it happened in the past doesn’t make it any easier.
Whether it just happened, it’s been a few months, or maybe a few years have passed, the healing process takes time.
No matter your age, gender, or race, (more…)
You might be reading the title of this piece and wondering why in the world you would want to remember childhood trauma. After all, if something bad happened to you as a child and you’ve repressed those memories, that’s a (more…)
We see first responders as our modern day heroes. They attend the most horrific of 911 calls, from murder victims, accidents, special victims, and more. They may seem invincible to us, remaining calm in high-risk situations, and saving lives as (more…)
Receiving a terminal diagnosis is traumatizing for everyone involved. If you receive the diagnosis, it forces you to immediately look at your life in a new light. If your loved one has received a terminal diagnosis, all of your priorities (more…)
Many of us have trauma from our pasts. It may not always be severe, but we can be traumatized from previous relationships, circumstances, and situations. The thing with trauma is that it can be lingering, and you can carry it (more…)