Post-traumatic stress disorder stems from a life-threatening event or psychological trauma, and signs of PTSD can surface at different times for different people. While they may begin soon after a frightening event and then continue, others may develop new or more severe signs months or even years later. And while we often associate PTSD with veterans or active military service members, the condition can happen to anyone, even children, according to mentalhealth.gov.
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being, affecting how we think, feel, and act. The state of our mental health also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and how we make choices in our everyday lives. Because mental health issues can negatively impact our lives, it’s especially important to address them when treating addiction. The goal at The Meadow Malibu is to help each client gain the courage to face difficult issues, heal from emotional trauma, overcome grief and loss, and become accountable for their own feelings, behaviors, and recovery.