From a Therapist / COVID-19 & Trauma

In the midst of this sweeping pandemic, humankind is being faced with an abrupt new reality…our lives are going to change and we are not exactly sure how, yet. As people are asked to stay in their homes to limit human contact and exposure to the COVID-19 virus, many of us are faced with an unsettling concern and uncertainty.

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From a Therapist / COVID-19: Anger, Fear and Anxiety

Over the last several days, our lives have changed because of the COVID-19.   This virus has been a source of fear and anxiety for a lot of people.  Fear about a disease can be overwhelming and lead to strong and unhealthy emotions.  Learning to cope with these feelings can reduce stress and make you stronger and more helpful to others.  We do not have all of the answers in this situation, but hopefully, we can help you put this in perspective. 

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From a Therapist / What You Can Do When Responding to Childhood Trauma

1 in 4 school aged children have experienced a traumatic event. Childhood trauma is defined as a single event or prolonged exposure to traumatic experiences that overwhelm a child’s ability to cope. (National Child Trauma Stress Network, 2008.)

Examples of traumatic experiences include:

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

A disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event

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