PTSD vs. Trauma

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…

What I Learned As An Intern

For various reasons, many of us had an internship or had to begin a new job. We have all heard the stories about having to file paperwork or going to get the boss’s coffee, but I can say my internship has been nothing like that. As my time as the Social Work intern at the Hope and Healing Center & Institute comes to an end,…

Weather And Your Mood – What’s The Connection?

Different factors can play a role in depression – the environment, life stressors (e.g. job loss, finances, moving, etc.), loss of a loved one, genetic and physiological factors and chronic or disabling medical conditions are just a few of the most talked about factors. A factor not discussed as often is the weather. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to particular…