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/