Grief, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder are common conditions, with a number of varied expressions. Recovery is always possible and available with professional support, positive coping strategies and time.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a common anxiety condition that effects almost 12% of Australians in their lifetime. Although stereotypically known by veterans and those who have completely military service, serious car accidents and acts of violence are the most common causes of PTSD.
Difficult and traumatic life experiences can leave a lasting impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing. Everyone responds differently to trauma, with some people being completely unaware of trauma being the underlying cause of their unhealthy coping mechanisms.
The adjustment process of grief can apply to many situations, not just the loss of life. You may grieve over the loss of the loved one, a relationship (in the case of divorce or separation), a role, employment and more. Grief is complex, but can be overcome with appropriate therapeutic support.
I cherish these relationships [with The Banyans team]… Prior to going to The Banyans, trusting people had been an ongoing issue in my life and subsequently, I did not normally allow people to get too close to me.
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