More than 5 million people experience PTSD each year.
Unfortunately, many of us will experience trauma in our lifetime. A traumatic event could be anything from assault or combat to childhood neglect. Depending on the experience and the person, some may recover more easily than others. Long-lasting symptoms such as nightmares, trouble sleeping, anxiety, fear, depression or feeling emotionally numb may be indicators of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
If you or someone you love is showing symptoms of PTSD, lean on your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to help you get connected to the support and resources you need like:
- In-the-moment, telephonic or online counseling
- Resources to support your family and relationships
- Coaching to improve sleep, reduce stress and take care of your body
- Community support groups with others who have had similar experiences
- Articles and tips on recovery and finding your healthy balance
- Management consultations for handling performance issues at work
- Crisis support to help you mentally process and cope
- Licensed professionals to help you address alcohol or substance use issues
- Legal and financial consultations
- Volunteer opportunities in your area
During PTSD Awareness Month in June, educate yourself and others about available treatment options. It’s never too soon – or too late – to get help.
Take advantage of your EAP benefit to start feeling like your best self. Starting by joining this month’s free webinars: