Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Self-Management Resources
We want to make sure that you have the resources and information to keep yourself safe and healthy. Below you will find some resources related to trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that may be of help to you.
Supports at HQ
If you are interested in joining a group at HQ to discuss trauma and PTSD, please ask to speak with a clinician or if you are not at the clinic feel free when you are there next to answer "yes" to our screening question about receiving mental health support.
Overview: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
This resource briefly explains what PTSD is, including its possible causes and how one can access treatments and support. This guide includes tips on self-help and guidance for patients’ supportive friends and family.
PTSD and CPTSD Self-help Guide
This guide seeks to help its users determine whether one is experiencing symptoms of PTSD or CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder), facilitates users’ understanding of PTSD and CPTSD symptomatology, and ways to recover from and/or manage PTSD and CPTSD.
How Does Trauma Affect LGBTQIA+ Communities?
This article provides general insight on how LGBTQIA+ identities experience trauma with mention of greater systemic stressors that exacerbate health and mental health i.e., bullying, harassment, physical and sexual abuse, societal stigma such as bias and rejection, religiosity, etc.