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Trauma or Transformation?
Post Traumatic Growth and Resiliency
Safer at Home
Threat of infection and death
Not feeling valuable when we aren’t working
Overwork and danger for front-line and essential workers
Protests and Racism
The mental health impact of these conditions can be traumatic.
Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder PDSD
An anxiety disorder resulting from prolonged
exposure to stress, such as severe work-related stress or continual bullying, with symptoms similar to those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but without any specific trauma involving actual or threatened death or serious injury, as required for a diagnosis of PTSD.
"Our core sense of safety comes
from being connected to others."
- Bessel van der Kolk
Trauma by the Numbers
70% - Percentage of American adults who have experienced a traumatic event, according to the Sidran Foundation, which provides traumatic-stress education and advocacy. Some 20% of these people eventually develop PTSD.
16 million - Number of Americans currently suffering from PTSD - 5% of the population.
1 in 13 - Estimated number of Americans who will develop PTSD
during their lifetime - 8% of the population.
What will make this experience
Trauma Thinking – negative focus, half-empty, helplessness
Trauma Behaviors – obsessing, re-living, focusing on the negative news/media
Trauma Emotions – fear, grief, anger