Helpful Information and Resources
At the Tip of Your Fingers
There are many different behaviors and disorders associated with trauma, some may be hard to recognize. The best way to support a friend or loved one impacted by trauma is through education. Visit the National Center for PTSD to learn more.
What You Should Know
Stress is one of the leading causes of death among adults. It is the "fight, flight, or freeze" response to perceived threats in our environment. Our chemical response to these threats are actually hormones (Cortisol) that increase glucose in the bloodstream triggering a heightened state of arousal. Common reactions include rapid heartbeat, hot flashes, sweating, and shallow breathing. If not regulated and treated, over time chronic stress can lead to diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and somatic disorders. Make sure you are managing your stress levels through support and self-care. Take a free stress test!
Tools for Recovery
Forward Facing Trauma Therapy (FFTT) was developed by Eric Gentry, Ph.D., a board-certified expert and internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical and disaster traumatology. He has trained thousands of professionals worldwide in the treatment of traumatic stress. If you are looking for a self-help tool or would like to learn more about this treatment approach click the link!