Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often assumed to affect only war veterans or those who have survived a life-threatening experience. But the truth is that most of us have had at least a few traumatic encounters and anyone can develop symptoms of PTSD. Thus, PTSD Awareness Day (which is observed on June 27th each year) offers an opportunity to raise awareness about PTSD and encourage more open conversations about the topic. If you or a loved one is struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, reach out to Serenity Grove’s personalized trauma therapy program as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, there are still a lot of misconceptions about PTSD. This holiday raises awareness about the disorder, educates people about it, and encourages them to be more empathetic towards trauma survivors. To know more about post-traumatic stress disorder and our customizable addiction recovery programs, call us at 844.904.3485.
PTSD Awareness Day: Why Is It Important?
The month of June is known as the national PTSD Awareness month, and June 27th is observed as the national PTSD Awareness Day. During this time individuals and communities spread the word about post-traumatic stress disorder in a variety of ways, such as the following:
- Sharing infographics on social media
- Putting up posters and pamphlets in public spaces
- Volunteering at counseling centers or community events
- Organizing workshops and sharing resources about PTSD
- Volunteering with organizations that help trauma survivors
- Educating friends and family members about the many forms of PTSD
- Helping people with PTSD access healthcare resources and seek affordable professional treatment
- Encouraging open conversations about trauma and PTSD
PTSD Awareness Day recognizes that PTSD can be triggered by a variety of events and manifest in different ways in people. Trauma can leave far-reaching effects on the psyche, and unless the person gets professional help and support, the situation may only get worse. They may even develop depression, anxiety, or a substance use disorder.
Often those with trauma may feel scared or ashamed to get help, thinking that it makes them look weak. PTSD awareness campaigns can help those who need this type of help take prompt action and live a happier life.
Silent Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Every person experiences trauma and healing differently. However, it is not that hard to spot the common and recurrent symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Some of the silent symptoms of PTSD include:
- Constant flashbacks, where the person relives the memory of the traumatic event over and over
- Recurrent nightmares about the traumatic incident
- Obsessive thoughts about the event and the circumstances around it
- Loss of interest in one’s career, relationships, or hobbies
- Mood swings and insomnia
- Getting triggered easily, and avoiding things that remind the person of the trauma
- Feeling restless or on edge, and having difficulty relaxing and enjoying life
With the right resources, medication, and emotional support it is possible to treat the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and make a full recovery towards wellness and sobriety.
Get Help and Healing at Serenity Grove Recovery
At Serenity Grove, we understand how unresolved trauma can play a critical role in substance use disorder. That is why we follow a dual diagnosis approach where we treat the physical symptoms of addiction, along with any co-occurring mental health issues, including PTSD.
As a family-owned residential treatment facility, we specialize in end-to-end care services, carefully guiding the client through each stage in the recovery process. From detox to inpatient treatment to outpatient care and beyond, we are there for our clients throughout. Since many of our clients are trauma survivors, we ensure they work with the same therapists through various levels of care, building bonds of trust, solidarity, and resilience. Finally, as part of our continuing care program, they can enjoy ongoing support even after treatment is formally complete.
Don’t let the past hold you back. Call us at 844.904.3485 and build a happier future today.