Mon, May 22|
May 22: Conversation about Medical Trauma
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We are living with experiences that may be shocking, overwhelming, filled with anxiety, numbness, and more which might induce trauma to our systems. We need help. Medical trauma is a form of mental health that can be identified and treated. Support is here.
Time & Location
May 22, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
About the event
Have you heard about medical trauma or medical ptsd? Not many have. However, they are mental health conditions. We encourage you or anyone reading our site to seek professional medical help or dial 988 if you need to talk and 911 in crisis. In Los Angeles County call 211 for additional resources or free/sliding scale related care. Our total health includes our mental health.
According to the Mayo Clinic Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD. Source: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20355967
Spiritual Medicine cares about you. We want to dispel stigmas, shame, or delays in medical care because our lives are valuable and important. Collectively, we need to take care of ourselves. We are here for you. Send in a prayer, comment, or thought via email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take the time to join us and always take care of yourself.