PTSD Support Group
Start Date: 04/09/2019
Start Time: 6:30 pm
End Time: 8:30 pm
If you, a family member, or a friend have been affected by trauma, there is support. Trauma affects many people and has no discrimination of age, race, gender, sexual identification, economic status or profession. A person can have significant trauma by experiencing, witnessing or gaining knowledge about an event that has caused harm. The feelings people can have are very individualized, even if they experienced the same event simultaneously. Emotions can range from feelings of helplessness, fear, sadness, anxiety and even hyper-vigilance. Everyone wants to feel safe and feel heard, and that is what we want to offer.
What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)*
- An estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
- An estimated 5 percent of Americans—more than 13 million people—have PTSD at any given time.
- Approximately 8 percent of all adults—1 of 13 people in this country—will develop PTSD during their lifetime.
- An estimated 1 out of 10 women will get PTSD at some time in their lives. Women are about twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.
*The Sidran Institute (2016)