Trauma in the Wake of Natural Disasters

October 10th, 2017

Hurricane Harvey has impacted Houston and the surrounding areas in serious ways. Many people in the community are experiencing loss and mental health concerns, as a result of the traumatic event. It is important to recognize that everyone responds to traumatic events, such as a Category 4 hurricane, differently. For some people, the recovery process may be more immediate, while others may not begin to…

Summer Self-Care

August 2nd, 2017

Many of us wait all year for summer. It brings hot weather, pool time, BBQ’s, trips and sometimes a break from work (i.e. teachers). Summer can also be a stressful time – between the children being out of school, work deadlines, and other responsibilities. It is important to practice self-care year round, but especially during the summer. Practicing self-care is one tool to help our…

PTSD vs. Trauma

May 19th, 2017

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Trauma are often used interchangeably in society. Even though these two issues are related, they are different. According to the American Psychological Association, trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event. . Trauma can occur once, or on multiple occasions and an individual can experience more than one type of trauma. Types of trauma can be: Physical or life-threatening…