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Trauma and PTSD: What To Know

Published on June 19th, 2019

June is known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and we want to make sure you are trauma-informed around Burnsville. When it comes to trauma and PTSD, there are a few things we want you to be aware of, so keep reading to learn more and how to help those in need.


PTSD Symptoms

Even though PTSD has been consistently associated with veterans returning home from war, it is not limited to them. Victims of sexual assault, abuse, domestic violence, and more can develop trauma and PTSD, either directly after an incident or in years to come. Some common symptoms include:

  • Reliving the trauma: Sometimes, you may find yourself having distressed dreams or flashbacks of the traumatic event that forces you to relive it. The memories are triggered by a number of events like noises or a specific location. Triggers are different depending on the person and trauma, so it’s important not to compare yourself to anyone else when going through your own experience.
  • Always on edge: When you’re constantly irritable or have angry outbursts, it can mean you’re on edge and cannot sleep or concentrate due to a traumatic event in your past. This can also come in the form of being reckless or self-destructive.
  • Avoiding painful memories: If you are having difficulty in expressing your feelings and avoiding people, places, and more that bring on distressing memories, you may be suffering from PTSD.


How We Can Help

As a treatment center focused on trauma-informed situations in Burnsville, River Ridge aims to make sure you have all the resources you need to begin self-healing. You aren’t alone, so contact us today to learn about our trauma programs and how we promote active recovery. We look forward to hearing from you.

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