Experiencing trauma can have profound impacts on a person’s life. Trauma can lead to unwanted and negative effects on a person’s everyday life and mental health. Understanding how trauma can impact mental health and the options for treatment, like a trauma treatment program, can help people who are struggling with the impacts of trauma get the help they need.
Here at Yellowbrick, we understand that emerging adults who have experienced traumatic experiences may need help navigating mental health issues. And, have developed a trauma treatment program for these individuals to utilize so they can learn to utilize the coping skills necessary to heal from trauma and establish mental well-being.
Trauma is referred to as an experience that puts a person’s physical, emotional, and mental well-being in danger. There are a number of different forms of trauma including various forms of abuse, surviving a natural disaster, sudden loss of a loved one, war combat, childhood neglect, and more. It’s important to understand that not everyone who experiences a traumatic event may develop a mental crisis or a mental health condition, like Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as the result of living through trauma. However, if a person who has experienced trauma continues to experience debilitating effects of trauma long after a traumatic event occurs, this may be a sign that a mental health issue has developed.
The effects of trauma can impact everyday life in a number of ways. Some people, after experiencing trauma, might be in a state of shock and may not even be able to believe what they’ve experienced. Others may cycle through a series of negative emotions like sadness, despair, grief, shame, and fear. For some, when symptoms linger, this can mean the development of a mental health condition like depressive disorders, PTSD, or anxiety disorders.
Some of the common impacts of trauma to one’s mental health can include:
If you believe that you are experiencing negative symptoms of trauma to your mental health, you’re not alone. There is hope for you to feel better and help with your symptoms through a trauma treatment program. A trauma treatment program is a mental health approach to treating the impacts of trauma. These programs are led by psychiatric teams and mental health specialists who understand the negative impacts of trauma.
Trauma treatment programs can include a number of approaches including behavioral therapies, group therapies, psychiatric medications, EMDR therapy, and more. All of these approaches can help people who are experiencing the negative effects of trauma learn about and utilize trauma healing strategies in order to better manage emotions and triggers associated with trauma.
The impacts of trauma can look different to young people and emerging adults as this age group deals with different aspects of life than children or older adults. This is why Yellowbrick has developed a trauma treatment program specifically to help individuals who are considered emerging adults, people learning to live their lives as new adults. Find out more about our trauma recovery program and our philosophy on our website.
Yellowbrick collaborates with adolescents and emerging adults, ages 16-30's, their families and participating professionals toward the development and implementation of a strategic “Life Plan.” An integrative, multi-specialty consultation clarifies strengths, limitations, and risks, and defines motivations, goals and choices.
A mental health condition that’s characterized by intense shifts in mood including both manic and depressive episodes.
People living with Major Depressive Disorder, or MDD, experience episodes of depression and sadness that are debilitating to daily life.
Those living with anxiety disorders experience high levels of anxiety and stress that interfere negatively with daily life.
A mental health issue in which a person’s cognitive function is impaired, resulting in symptoms like experiencing challenges with conducting speech, reading and writing, and behavior.
Mental health disorders that negatively affect a person’s behaviors, thought patterns, and function. People diagnosed with these disorders experience challenges with managing relationships and understanding various situations.
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that people can develop as a result of experiencing traumatic situations, characterized by symptoms including flashbacks, avoidance behaviors, and more.
A mental health condition that is characterized by specific symptoms of forgetfulness and lack of concentration, which makes it challenging to complete necessary tasks.
Mental health conditions that interfere with a person’s eating habits, thought patterns, and behaviors in negative ways.
A mental health disorder diagnosable with the DSM-5 that is characterized by both obsessions and compulsive behaviors.