Virtually everyone experiences a trauma or significant stressor at some point in their lives, and we are usually able to recover from these experiences naturally over a relatively short period of time. There are times, however, that people have difficulty recovering after certain traumatic or extremely stressful events. In these cases, one might experience a wide range of reactions. Some of the most common ones are: repeated thoughts or memories of the event; dreams or nightmares; intense emotions at thoughts or reminders of what happened; efforts to avoid thinking about it, as well as to avoid people, places, or situations that might be reminders; changes in your sense of who you are, or in how you see the world around you; trouble in relationships; impulsive or self-destructive behavior; and difficulty with different emotions, such as depression, anxiety, anger, shame, and guilt. Depending on the circumstances, these reactions might develop into Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). For more information about therapy for trauma, click here. We offer empirically supported treatments that are effective in addressing these difficulties for children, adolescents, and adults. These include Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Trauma-Focused CBT.
In this article by Vogue.com, you can find 5 young celebrities who have talked openly about their mental health this year.
It’s no secret that the younger generation is more forthcoming about mental health. A 2015 study conducted by American University found that millennials are more likely to talk about mental health, as well as be accepting of others who struggle with it, compared to their parents or grandparents. Accordingly, some of the leading talents in pop culture are exemplifying this in the spotlight.
Like much of the world, I’ve spent the last few weeks in an anxious haze, walking aimlessly between my apartment’s three rooms because there’s nowhere else to go. I’m taking Emergen-C and checking my temperature twice a day. I have an anxiety disorder, and I am also, quite reasonably, afraid that I will get COVID-19. One common symptom of COVID-19 is chest tightness and shortness of breath. As it happens, chest tightness and shortness of breath are also common symptoms of anxiety. So last week, when my chest felt tight for three days and I monitored my breath so closely that breathing started to feel unnatural, I worried, and worried some more.