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Blog Posts About PTSD

Explore our blogs on PTSD to find coping strategies & treatment options. These resources are tailored to help you understand & manage post-traumatic stress disorder.
What is PTSD? Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 101
Brene Brown, a research professor, and storyteller has centered her research on topics of shame, courage, empathy, and vulnerability. Why is this important you ask? Hold tight. Because approximately 12 million adults in the United States suffer from Post...
July 16, 2024
Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Family and Friends
June is PTSD awareness month. The diagnosis has been popularly associated with veterans inside and out of active combat, but PTSD can affect millions of people across the world each year for various reasons. Some of the reasons include witnessing a specif...
June 28, 2023
Shout Your Battle Cry: Veterans Suicide Awareness
On Memorial Day 2023, hundreds of veterans, family members, and friends will gather at Veterans Memorial Park at Glencoe, Illinois to start a 17-mile ruck march toward Evanston. Their goal is to spread awareness that 17 military veterans die by suicide ea...
May 24, 2023
Treating Veterans with PTSD: How Can We Serve Those Who Have Served Our Country?
In observance of Veterans Day, November 11th, it is important to acknowledge and honor the sacrifices our veterans have made for their country. On veterans day, it is common for civilians to say, “happy veterans day” or “thank you.” However, 50% of veter...
November 11, 2022
The War After Wars: PTSD and the Lived Experience of Veterans
The term “post-traumatic stress disorder” is a relatively new term. Birthed in 1980 after much deliberation by the American Psychiatric Association, the term was added to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual – 3rd edition, leading to a proliferation of r...
June 01, 2022
Break the Bias: Women and Mental Health
Thinking about the many ways in which biases surrounding women plague society evokes an incredible array of emotions. It is undeniable that throughout history, women have faced innumerous challenges as a result of stereotypes, prejudices, and inequality. ...
March 08, 2022
What is EMDR and How Does it Help?
By now you may have seen the recent interview of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, with Oprah Winfrey for their docuseries “The Me You Can’t See,” where he discusses—and even participates in a demonstration—of the psychotherapeutic technique known as Eye Mo...
June 30, 2021
Breaking the Silence: One Voice at a Time
Written By: Marialaina Bucci, LCPC, NCC, CDVP, CCTP “#MeToo.” A phrase coined by Tarana Burke on MySpace in 2006. A phrase that was created by Tarana to create a movement aimed to highlight the pervasiveness of sexual assault, increase awareness, and fo...
April 21, 2021
Overcoming Natural Disasters
“Disaster gave me two things: a moment to react and a decision to overcome.” - Michael Dooley There are many things in our lives that can cause us distress and, at an even more extreme, can cause us trauma. Trauma is a devastating occurrence that causes ...
June 15, 2020
Healthy Ways to Deal With PTSD
“Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing creates change you do choose.” - Michelle Rosenthal PTSD is a mental illness that is not to be taken lightly. This mental illness – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – occurs after response to a trauma. This t...
June 15, 2020
Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Stacey Dash, Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Dennis Rodman. All well-known pop culture names, all who have been arrested for domestic abuse. Outside of the headlines and stories we often see, how much do you really know about domestic abuse? Every year in Octo...
October 15, 2019
Overcoming Tragic Loss
One of the many painful types of trauma is that of tragic loss. Tragic loss, in this sense, occurs when a loved one unexpectedly dies or is killed, be it by an acute health condition, suicide, crime, accident, or natural disaster. Witnessing the tragic d...
June 14, 2019
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