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 →

Emotional Support Animals

Lots of people call dogs “Man’s Best Friend,” but surely other animals can be great companions as well! Some people prefer cats, rodents, reptiles, birds, or even horses. If you’ve ever had a pet, you know one fact to be true. Animals captivate and comfort us in a way people just can’t sometimes. However, did... Continue Reading →

All About Art

       Partaking in various forms of art can be very relaxing. However, there is a difference between art therapy and therapeutic art making. While both are beneficial, working with a professional art therapist is different in its own right. When you work with an art therapist, they are trained to know what mediums... Continue Reading →

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