Recovery

Secondary Traumatic Stress

What is Secondary Traumatic Stress? Compassion fatigue, or secondary traumatic stress disorder, is a natural but disruptive by-product of working with traumatized clients. It is a set of observable reactions to working with people who have been traumatized and mirrors the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) (Osofsky, Putnam & Lederman, 2008; Figley, 1995). Many…

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Mental Health Myth and Facts

Mental Health Problems Affect Everyone   Myth: Mental health problems don’t affect me. Fact: Mental health problems are actually very common. In 2014, about: One in five American adults experienced a mental health issue One in 10 young people experienced a period of major depression One in 25 Americans lived with a serious mental illness, such…

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Recovery is Possible

Most people with mental health problems can get better. Treatment and recovery are ongoing processes that happen over time. The first step is getting help.   What is Recovery? Recovery from mental disorders and/or substance abuse disorders is a process of change through which individuals: Improve their health and wellness Live a self-directed life Strive to…

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