PTSD: It’s Never too Late to Get Help


June is PTSD Awareness Month. Miyoshi Tunstall, MA, LPA is a Lead Counselor in Adult Outpatient Services at SouthLight and shares how trauma can manifest and shares some treatment options. 

Car Accident
Adverse military experiences and combat
Racial discrimination
Living through a pandemic

What do these events have in common?

They may all lead to symptoms associated with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Traumatic events can take place in many forms based on something that has happened to you or something you saw happen to someone else.

When experiencing PTSD, it may be challenging to feel safe. One may experience nightmares, avoidance, depression, anger, anxiety, and shame. Use of substances, eating disorders, and recollection of the event(s) may become prominent. Symptoms may occur at any age.

The good news is that treatment is available to help one feel better and take back control of your life at any stage of PTSD.

Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)  

After speaking to a mental health provider, treatment may include:

At least half of Americans have experienced a traumatic event in their lives.

What we know about PTSD is that you’re not alone. We also know that it’s never too late to get help.  

Learning about PTSD, reaching out for assessment and consultation, and accessing resources on PTSD symptoms play a key role in PTSD treatment and efficacy.  

If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, reach out to SouthLight to learn more at 919-787-6131.