Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something that can happen to anyone. You do not need to be a combat soldier, early responder or engaged in any other high stress profession to suffer from the effects of trauma. In fact, it is now known that trauma, and its aftermath, affect more young people than was previously believed.

June 27 is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Day and, once again, Congress has named June as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Month.

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after someone has been exposed to a single traumatic event or multiple traumatic events, such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress. Symptoms of PTSD include persistent intrusive thoughts and distressing dreams about the traumatic event, triggered emotional responses to reminders of the trauma, efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, and persistent hypervigilance for cues that  indicate additional danger or trauma re-occurring.

The therapists at Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness are skilled at helping those that have experienced undue stress in their lives and are well equipped to help you work through these issues to live a healthy, active life.

Contact us to learn what we can do to help you.

We now have two locations to serve you better:

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, 400 East Main Street, Suite 100, Barrington, Illinois 60010

Barrington Behavioral Health and Wellness, 290 North Rand Road, Suite D, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

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