5 Signs of Trauma You May Not Know About

People who have unprocessed trauma often report having commonly known symptoms, such as intrusive thoughts of the event(s), mood swings, loss of memory and more.    However, some people may be struggling with unresolved trauma without even realizing it. In fact, 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced trauma at least once …

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Dealing with Trauma on 4th of July

Holidays can be a bittersweet time for anyone with PTSD. While you may want to celebrate the holiday with your friends and family, often fireworks can trigger flashbacks and can prevent you from being able to relax and enjoy yourself.  On top of that, we are dealing with many other stressors on Independence Day. 4th …

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How Common is Trauma?

Trauma is a common occurrence We often associate trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with military and combat veterans. In reality, 70% of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives. Trauma can occur after experiencing a single life-threatening event, such as an accident or a natural …

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Common reactions to trauma

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 sexual orientation. The celebration of pride includes promoting self-affirmation, advocating for equal rights, and encouraging society to actively prevent discrimination and violence.  While this movement …

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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 develop PTSD, but many will experience trauma symptoms without receiving an official diagnosis. There are many similarities between racial trauma and PTSD, including hypervigilance, flashbacks, …

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racial trauma and PTSD symptoms

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. Understanding the cause for trauma can be the first step in identifying whether or not you have PTSD. The current political climate is chaotic, Black Lives …

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What causes trauma?
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