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PTSD, Trauma, Grief & Loss

PTSD, Trauma, Grief & Loss

Navigating the aftermath of trauma, grief and loss can be an overwhelming and isolating experience. After a traumatic event, people can be left suffering from the symptoms of trauma for months or even years. When these symptoms linger for extended periods, it may be a sign that there is a deeper mental health concern, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or prolonged grief disorder (PGD).

At Connections Wellness Group, we understand the impact trauma can play on mental, emotional and even physical well-being. Mental health treatment programs are highly effective at helping people heal from symptoms related to PTSD, trauma, grief and loss. If you or a family member is struggling in this area, connect with our team online to learn more about the treatment options.

How Can Trauma, Grief and Loss Affect Mental Health?

People experience trauma, grief and loss in many different ways, and they can affect anyone, regardless of age or background. For some, these feelings can become debilitating, leading to symptoms that are difficult to overcome without professional help. Some of the ways traumatic experiences can affect people include; 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a trauma- and stressor-related disorder with a distinct set of symptoms (intrusive symptoms, avoidant symptoms, negative emotions and thoughts, hyperarousal and reactivity) that develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event, such as abuse, accidents, natural disasters or combat that leads to long-lasting emotional and psychological effects.

  • Childhood trauma is defined as any type of physical, emotional or psychological harm that occurs during a person’s childhood, such as abuse, neglect, bullying, exposure to violence, as well as experience with stressful events like divorce or death of a loved one.

  • Prolonged grief disorder (PFD) is characterized by a persisting, intense feeling of deep, emotional pain and distress that is longer than the typical grief response, and the symptoms are severe enough to cause problems that interfere with daily life.

  • Postpartum depression/anxiety (PPD/PPA): is a mood disorder that can affect women after childbirth, at which time they experience feelings of extreme sadness, anxiety and exhaustion that make it difficult for them to complete daily care activities.

Treatment Options for PTSD, Trauma, Grief and Loss

Trauma and grief can take many forms. At Connections Wellness Group, our mental health treatment centers emphasize a multi-modal approach to trauma recovery by integrating several evidence-based treatment methods. 

Outpatient therapy allows patients to continue living their lives while receiving the quality healthcare they need. Our PTSD therapy program focuses on two main aspects of trauma recovery: psychiatric medications and targeted psychotherapies. Both of these evidence-based treatments help people recover from their symptoms and regain control over their lives.

Treatments and services we offer at our outpatient treatment centers include:

These therapies, combined with a compassionate and trauma-informed approach, can help people affected by trauma and grief experience a reduction in symptoms and higher quality of life.

The Benefits of Treatment for Childhood Trauma

By seeking out treatment for trauma- and grief-related symptoms and conditions, individuals can experience many benefits, including:

  • Decreased anxiety levels—By learning to process and accept their experiences, individuals can reduce the fear and worry associated with trauma.

  • Improved relationships—With treatment, individuals can learn how to create healthier connections with others.

  • Greater self-confidence—Treatment helps individuals gain a better understanding of themselves and their worth as an individual.

  • Increased life satisfaction—When individuals feel safe and comfortable in their own skin, they can enjoy more fulfilling lives.

  • Better sleep habits—Processing trauma can help individuals feel more rested and energized.

  • Heightened emotional regulation skills—Trauma treatment can help individuals gain a better understanding of their own emotions, enabling them to cope and manage them more effectively.

  • Improved concentration skills—With treatment, individuals can focus better and be more productive.

Start Therapy for PTSD, Trauma, Grief or Loss at Connections Wellness Group

When you are ready to discuss starting treatment, contact our team online or by phone at (877) 747-4294. Our trained mental health experts can explain our various treatment options to help you make the right choice for your recovery. From the moment you get in touch to the day you discharge, we’ll be there to support you in your trauma recovery.