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Importance of Mental Health Awareness Month

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 1, 2021Updated: June 11, 2021Each 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…

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Common Signs Women Are Experiencing PTSD

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: March 25, 2021Updated: April 13, 2021While 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…

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Do I Need Trauma-Informed Care?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: December 29, 2020Updated: January 29, 2021Although 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…

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3 Ways Trauma Impacts Women’s Mental Health

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 29, 2020Updated: September 2, 2020Despite the prevalence of trauma, it’s not as widely talked about as it should be. With many women experiencing at least one traumatic event in their life, this issue should be put in the spotlight more since…

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What Is Trauma and How is It Connected to Addiction?

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 15, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020Trauma 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…

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What You Need to Know About Trauma and Women

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 10, 2020Updated: April 28, 2020Trauma 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…

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National PTSD Awareness Day

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 27, 2019Updated: June 6, 2019Post-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…

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Trauma and Addiction

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 22, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Trauma 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…

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Types of Trauma

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: June 11, 2019Updated: April 17, 2020Millions 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…

Trauma Informed Care

Added ByThe Willows at Red OakThe Willows at Red OakMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: May 6, 2018Updated: April 17, 2020Originally, 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…