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Have you or a loved one suffered a life-changing event? 


Are you finding it difficult to cope? 


It is perfectly normal to experience strong emotions and a sense of uncertainty after experiencing a traumatic event. However, if you find that you are continuing to experience intense or disturbing thoughts and feelings long after a traumatic event has ended, you may be suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  


People with PTSD frequently relive past trauma through flashbacks or nightmares and may feel detached from others; avoiding situations or people that remind them of the traumatic event. It is also common to experience strong feelings of fear, anger, sadness, guilt, or shame.  


Facts About PTSD 


      Over 7 million Americans age 18 and older have been diagnosed with PTSD. 

      67% of people exposed to mass violence have been shown to develop PTSD, a higher rate than those exposed to natural disasters or other types of traumatic events. 

      People who have experienced previous traumatic events run a higher risk of developing Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, which is characterized by three main types of symptoms: 

    • Re-experiencing the trauma through intrusive distressing recollections of the event, flashbacks, and nightmares.
    • Emotional numbness and avoidance of places, people, and activities that are reminders of the trauma.
    • Increased arousal such as difficulty sleeping and concentrating, feeling jumpy, and being easily irritated and angered.

PTSD Treatments and Counseling 

There are several treatments options for people suffering from PTSD:  



Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)  



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