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PTSD Symptom Checklist

The PTSD Symptom Checklist (PCL-5) is a symptom checking tool that assesses the 20 DSM-5 symptoms of PTSD. While this assessment does not provide a diagnosis for PTSD, it does

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Common reactions to trauma

How Common is Trauma?

Oftentimes, we associate trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder with military and combat veterans. In reality, 70 percent of U.S. adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their

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Pride and Awareness for LGBTQ Trauma

Celebrating Pride  We are nearly at the end of June, LGBTQ Pride Month. Pride is a celebration of positive acceptance, both of oneself and others, regardless of gender identification and

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racial trauma and PTSD symptoms

Racial Trauma & PTSD

Can racism cause PTSD? In short, yes. When traumatization is due to experiences of racism, it is sometimes called racial trauma. Those who experience racial trauma may go on to

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What causes trauma?

What Causes Trauma?

What causes trauma? Trauma is caused by experiencing an intense, emotional event. June is PTSD Awareness Month and it could not be a better time to spread awareness about Trauma and PTSD.

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A person sitting cross-legged with a cloud hanging over their head, feeling mood changes because of trauma symptoms

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month which comes at a very timely moment. With the Great Lockdown every stressor is being amplified. In the best case scenario, you are someone

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