Thank you for joining us for the second part of our series on PTSD. In the first part of our series we discussed what the signs of PTSD are and why it is so important to seek treatment. The most common question that our staff at Legacy Freedom receives about PTSD is, how do I know I need help?
At Legacy Freedom we believe that the sooner you seek treatment to address your post-traumatic stress disorder, the better. Waiting to address this serious mental illness not only does more harm to you but also to the relationships you have with those around you. PTSD often comes with other mental health issues like anxiety and depression. When combined with PTSD, these illnesses can seem insurmountable. Have hope. When you are ready to begin your journey to healing, we are here to help. Give us a call today to learn more.
Often when people have been through traumatic events they have a hard time knowing if they truly have PTSD. Our quick self-evaluation can help you know whether it’s time to begin a therapeutic process.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you had nightmares in the last month, or thought about the event even when you didn’t want to?
- Have you tried hard not to think about the event and gone out of your way to avoid thinking about it?
- Have you felt like you are constantly on guard or that your life might be in danger?
- Ever felt like you were numb or detached from people and/or your surroundings?
- Do you blame yourself for what happened or think that you somehow caused this to happen to you?
If you answered “yes” to 3 or more of these questions, we recommend that you seek professional evaluation and treatment. Our dedicated team at Legacy Freedom is always ready to help you take that first step.
Whether it is the day after a traumatic event or months or years later, if those lingering feelings are upsetting or disrupting your daily life, it may be time to get help. No one should suffer in silence. Taking control of your mental health needs is the first step in learning to live with PTSD.
Though PTSD is a mental health disorder by itself it does go hand in hand with other mental disorders. Those with PTSD are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and abuse drugs or alcohol. This disorder will not just go away or get better without therapy.
Most commonly PTSD is treated with talk therapy and medication. However, at Legacy Freedom we believe in treating the whole person, not just the mental illness. We utilize alternative therapies like acupuncture, adventure therapy, yoga and meditation to help our clients with PTSD. Our staff also includes a nutritionist to help you get healthy physically as well as emotionally.
Another alternative therapy that we us is eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR). During this therapy people work with a therapist and relive their trauma. They focus on the specific sounds and movements while talking about the trauma. Over time individuals learn to change the way they view the trauma and add positive thoughts into negative spaces.
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The journey to feeling more like yourself begins with a single step. Making that first phone call to Legacy Freedom of Raleigh can be difficult. Our highly-trained staff of therapists and clinicians are ready to help you live your best life. Call today and find out why our holistic approach to PTSD treatment in Raleigh, NC is different than anything you’ve ever done before.