RRHC Steps Up for PTSD Awareness by participating in the National Center for PTSD Virtual Walk.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem. PTSD can develop after you go through or see a life-threatening event. Going through a traumatic event is not rare. At least half of Americans have had a traumatic event in their lives. While it's normal to have stress reactions to these types of events, prolonged and/or ongoing stress from the trauma could mean you have PTSD. Of people who have experienced trauma, about 1 in 10 men and 2 in 10 women will develop PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.
Anyone who has PTSD or who is close to someone who has it, knows just how difficult it can be to manage. Thankfully, treatment opinions are available. For some people, treatment can get rid of PTSD altogether. For others, it can make symptoms less intense. Treatment also gives you the tools to manage symptoms, so they don’t keep you from living your life. PTSD treatment can turn your life around — even if you’ve been struggling for years.
So how do you know if you have it? The only way to know for sure is to talk to a mental health care provider. Regardless of whether or not you have PTSD, if thoughts and feelings from past trauma are bothering you, you should consider seeking help.
RRHC proudly offers behavioral and mental health services. If you think you or a loved one would benefit from talking to a professional, please don't hesitate to call or text 304-643-4005 to schedule an appointment or click here.
Are you in crisis right now? You have options:
• Call 911
• Go to the nearest Emergency Room
• Contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 988
After this blog was initially published, NST Attorneys At Law provided an excellent, comprehensive guide about PTSD and car accidents that RRHC would like to share. Check it out:
PTSD & Car Accidents - nstlaw.com/guides/ptsd-and-car-accidents/
On June 21, 2022, the RRHC Doddridge Wellness Center saw over 60 patients during their clinic. The clinic was geared towards preparing students for the 2022/2023 school year by offering required school physicals and dental exams, as well as $10 sports physicals.
RRHC appreciates everyone who made it such a successful day! A special thanks to the Doddridge County High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for volunteering to help out during the event.
On Wear Blue Day -- a day created by the Men’s Health Network -- RRHC staff members wore blue to raise awareness about the health issues that plague men. Awareness regarding health issues occurring in the male population is critical since, on average, men live at least five years less than women.
While the entire month of June emphasizes creating awareness, Wear BLUE Day particularly spreads the message using a single color. Blue represents the ailments that largely affect men including testicular cancer, stroke, lung cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, prostate cancer, and several other illnesses that decrease their lifespan.
Besides donning blue to show the men in our lives we care, RRHC would also like to remind our male patients to schedule regular checkups.
Recently had a physical checkup? Don’t forget about your mental health too. In addition to primary care, Ritchie Regional also offers behavioral health services. Just call or text 304-643-4005 to schedule an appointment. To request an appointment, please click here. To self-schedule an appointment, click here.
✨Want to take part in the Wear BLUE Day this year? There’s still time! All you have to do is pick out your favorite blue outfit and post a picture of yourself in the comments! Help us raise awareness about men’s health! ✨
Husbands. Fathers. Brothers. Uncles. Partners. Friends. Coworkers. Sons. They are the reason we wear blue.
June is National Migraine & Headache Awareness Month (MHAM), and the headache, migraine, and cluster communities are working together for their diseases to be recognized. A disease awareness month plays a vital role in raising public knowledge, addressing stigma, and building a stronger community of patient advocates.
Headaches and migraines are among the most common disorders of the human nervous system. It has been estimated that more than half of the adult population has had at least one headache in the last year. Symptoms range from excruciating migraines, dull and throbbing head pain, piercing cluster pain, neck pain and tension, nausea, and hypersensitivity to light, sound, and smells.
Nearly all of us have experienced a headache. In fact, occasional headaches are common, and usually require no medical attention. However, knowing when to consult your primary care provider is key.
When to see a medical provider:
When to seek prompt medical care:
For more information, visit https://americanmigrainefoundation.org/mham/
To schedule an appointment one of RRHC's providers, please call/text 304-643-4005 or click here.
June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health care for men and focus on encouraging boys, men, and their families to practice and implement healthy living decisions, such as exercising and eating healthy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die 5 years earlier than women and die at higher rates from the three leading causes of death, heart disease, cancer, and unintentional injuries. During Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take control of their health, and for families to teach young boys healthy habits throughout childhood.
RRHC invites you to join us in promoting messages like the Office of Minority Health’s (OMH) Five Plays for Men’s Health that remind men and boys that they can improve their health by seeking medical advice and taking other important steps, such as making healthy food choices, staying active, quitting smoking, getting regular check-ups, and taking care of their mental health.
Fellas, if it has been a while since you had a check-up, CALL OR TEXT 304-643-4005 TODAY! We have seven locations across four counties, all of which accept most insurance including Medicare and Medicaid. Uninsured or underinsured? No problem! Don’t forget we offer the Sliding Fee Program which enables us to offer discounted rates based on family size and income level.
Friday, June 17 is Wear Blue Day - Whether it is your son, friend, brother, dad, boyfriend, spouse, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue.