Sadly, trauma is all too prevalent.  It is evident throughout our community, and can greatly impact children, healthcare providers, first responders, and military personnel. 

Whether directly exposed to the trauma or learning about it can leave us emotionally numb, depressed, anxious, and detached from others.  It can incite anger, exacerbate sleep problems, and trigger ruminative and intrusive thoughts.  Trauma can result from being a victim of a violent crime, experiencing natural disasters and conflicts/acts of civil unrest.  No matter the type of triggering event, trauma compromises our sense of safety, exposes our vulnerabilities, erodes trust, and can make us feel depressed and anxious.

We are all experiencing challenging times, particularly in light of COVID-19, political and social unrest, as we navigate new norms, while wishing for a return to a quieter, peaceful, and easier time.

If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty from a traumatic event, including hypervigilance, avoidance, irritability, anger, or detachment, help is available.  Take action by contacting a professional today.

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