The Importance of Therapy

Dealing with trauma and PTSD can be very lonely. So many of us have lost friends and family because they didn’t know how to support us or to deal with the difficulties we were facing. Part of PTSD includes the reality that we can be anxious, irritable, and sometimes hard to live with. If you’ve struggled with these symptoms just remember – this isn’t your fault!

 

As lonely as facing PTSD can be, we don’t have to face it alone.  In fact, it’s important that we don’t. PTSD is a serious mental health condition and it needs to be treated by a professional.

 

Some people are uneasy with the idea of seeing a therapist.  You shouldn’t be. It’s just like treating any other health concern.  If you were concerned about your heart, you’d go see a cardiologist. If you fell off a ladder, you’d go to the ER.  The same is true of mental health. Trauma – whether physical or emotional – leaves its marks on both the body and the mind. In order to heal from it, you need to get the proper treatment.

 

Therapists can:

 

  • Teach you the best ways to deal with your symptoms
  • Help you identify how your trauma is affecting your life in ways that you may not realize
  • Give you the support you need to not feel alone
  • Help you determine if medication is the right path for you
  • Aid you in overcoming your trauma so that you can live a happy and normal life again

 

Therapy can be intimidating, but don’t let that hold you back.  Finding a good therapist can give you your life back and help you heal and find happiness again.

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