Persistent and overwhelming memories, avoidance, changes in behavior, and mood swings, especially after a traumatic event, can all be indicators of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If you or a person you love seems dramatically changed after a trauma — angry and irritable or withdrawn and depressed, for example, then it might be time to seek the help, hope, and support of BHSA’s compassionate care team. PTSD can significantly strain the emotional and mental health of loved ones and friends.
If stress and other problems caused by a traumatic event continue to affect your life or the life of someone you care about, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment can help you regain a sense of control over your life. Working with a trained and skilled therapist can develop stress management skills to help those with PTSD better handle stressful situations and cope with normal stresses of life. Where there was once fear and helplessness, BHSA can help people find hope.
Risk Factors for PTSD
If you or anyone you love has experienced any of the following, it may be time to consider engaging the services of a qualified, professional trauma/PTSD therapist.
- Living through dangerous events and traumas
- Getting hurt
- Seeing people hurt or killed
- Childhood trauma
- Feeling horror, helplessness, or extreme fear
- Having little or no social support after the event
- Dealing with extra stress after the event, such as loss of a loved one, pain and injury, or loss of a job or home
- Having a history of mental illness or substance abuse
BHSA is Here to Help
Therapeutic counseling can help you or a loved one gain control and power over the lasting fear that can linger after a traumatic event. A mental health professional can discuss what type of therapy or combination of therapies may best meet the needs at hand. Strategies include individual therapy, group therapy or both. Group therapy can offer a way to connect with others going through similar experiences.
If you or someone you know has experienced trauma or show signs of PTSD, don’t suffer any longer and don’t feel like you are on your own. Treatment is available and we're here to help. Call 501-954-7470 to request an appointment with one of our professional therapists.