Sexual Assault Awareness

In light of the recent murder of Sarah Everard, a British female who was kidnapped and killed by a police officer in London, there has been a rise in awareness for sexual assault and harassment (especially male against female crimes). It also just so happens to have occurred right on the cusp of National Sexual... Continue Reading →

What Is Trauma?

Welcome to another blog, in this blog we will talk about trauma and traumatic event as well as some coping techniques. Trauma ties into this month’s prevention month being that it is suicide prevention month. There are people that are so alone after a traumatic event they do not have the support system they need... Continue Reading →

Treatment of Trauma

Trauma and the suffering it can cause does not have to last forever. As if going through the traumatic event(s) was not enough already, some individuals experience residual effects that maintain the pain and suffering of what was already experienced. Just as trauma is not a one-size-fits-all concept, neither is the treatment of it. There... Continue Reading →

PTSD Awareness Month: First Responders

PTSD is characterized as exposure to a traumatic event, natural disaster, serious injury and sexual violence (American Psychiatric Association 2002) As someone goes through these events they can not stop thinking about them. The event begins to take over, and every thought that a person has takes them back to the traumatic event. Today we... Continue Reading →

June is PTSD Awareness Month!

Welcome back to those of you who have followed our blogs before and welcome to those of you reading for the first time! June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, so I wanted to direct the attention of our blogs towards exactly that. PTSD is one major aspect of the broad category of trauma... Continue Reading →

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