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Last month, I marked a significant milestone in my life as I celebrated 30 years of sobriety. And, in what amounts to a “whoever would have thought it,” moment, being a sober person in recovery has made my brain injury journey easier. In fact, it literally saved my life.
Todos los años, hay niños y adolescentes que están expuestos a acontecimientos catastróficos y otras experiencias traumáticas. Los padres de familia, los socorristas y los miembros de la comunidad en general pueden ayudar a los niños a iniciar el proceso de recuperación y a superar estas experiencias.
PTSD can make somebody hard to be with. Living with someone who is easily startled, has nightmares, and often avoids social situations can take a toll on the most caring family. Early research on PTSD has shown the harmful impact of PTSD on families.
The news about the Unites States withdrawing military forces from Afghanistan is hard to stomach. I am angry. I am sad. And I am worried. Worried about the people left there under the Taliban regime. Worried about the possible backlash to the Muslim community here in the United States. Worried about the troops still there working with humanitarian aid. Worried about the veterans and their families who sacrificed so much. Decades of work, deployments, injuries, and death for seemingly nothing.
Each year, children and adolescents experience disasters and other traumatic events. Parents, rescue workers, and members of the larger community can help children start the process of recovery and overcome these experiences.
Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, discusses PTSD signs, symptoms, and treatments, as well as the latest research on PTSD. She also discussed some of the challenges that the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and pandemic has presented for individuals living with PTSD and other mental illnesses.
Duane France has a conversation with Layla Hernandez, Behavioral Health Manager for Silver Key Senior Services. In the Insight Segment, Duane looks at former service members who might be overlooked when it comes to mental health.
Trauma is common in women; five out of ten women experience a traumatic event. Women tend to experience different traumas than men. While both men and women report the same symptoms of PTSD (hyperarousal, reexperiencing, avoidance, and numbing), some symptoms are more common for women or men.
As my 60th birthday approaches, the internal emotions are ramping up. Over the years, I’ve heard the saying that health is one of those things you never fully appreciate until it’s gone. While this is definitely true, most often it’s used in reference to physical health. But what happens when your mental health is compromised?
The events taking place in the news may be triggering to many in our BrainLine community. If you need to talk, you are not alone. There are resources available now. Please reach out to these crisis lines.