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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Each May, those that struggle with mental health issues and their loved ones hope to bring awareness to mental health during Mental Health Awareness Month. Whether they have just finished at a dual diagnosis treatment center or are years post-recovery, mental health awareness becomes a critical mission for many that have dealt with mental health…

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Common Signs Women Are Experiencing PTSD

While trauma can happen to anyone, women may experience different types of trauma than men. Additionally, women who experience trauma have a greater chance than men of developing PTSD. Getting help for women showing signs of PTSD must include treatment that is sensitive to women’s trauma. The care team must also recognize complications of PTSD…

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Do I Need Trauma-Informed Care?

Although they produce severe short and long-term emotional pain and mental distress, reactions to trauma are normal. Fear, paranoia, anger, isolation, anxiety, and depression are ways of dealing with a traumatic event. However, the healing process can take years. In some cases, the person who experienced the trauma never heals from it. Unfortunately, many of…

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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Trauma is one of the most complex and widespread factors influencing addiction. Understanding the answer to the question “What is trauma?” and how it ties to substance abuse can help the recovery process. This treatment can be done with appropriate intervention and care from compassionate, patient counselors. At The Willows at Red Oak, we strive…

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What You Need to Know About Trauma and Women

Trauma is an unfortunate reality of many women’s lives. Long after the traumatic event has passed, it can continue to have devastating effects on the mind. However, the right treatment can make a huge difference. Understanding the unique issues relating to trauma and women can help you find ways to take charge of your mental…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a prevalent mental disorder. Through National PTSD Awareness Day, advocates work to raise awareness about this issue. While many people think that primarily veterans experience PTSD, there are actually countless victims of trauma, violence, and crime who also suffer from the disorder. What Is National PTSD Awareness Day? National PTSD…

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Trauma and Addiction

Trauma and addiction can sometimes have a powerful relationship. The treatment options involved in addressing these complicated issues must be diverse to meet each person’s needs. By knowing the signs to look for regarding each issue, you can find the proper treatment for problems at the same time. Connecting Trauma and Addiction Many people don’t…

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Types of Trauma

Millions of people around the country endure traumatic events that affect their emotional and physical health every year. A number of these individuals will then experience substance abuse to either drugs or alcohol. Learning about the connection between types of trauma and substance abuse is vital to finding the help you need. Understanding Trauma and…

Trauma Informed Care

Originally, trauma-informed care was a treatment framework for just treating trauma. It focuses on understanding, diagnosing and responding to different kinds of trauma. Through this kind of program, survivors gain a new sense of empowerment. How Trauma-Informed Care Works Today, trauma-informed care is a part of many kinds of treatment programs. Advanced, holistic rehabs include…