a doctor explaining what are ptsd flashbacks so he can help a family member

How to Cope with PTSD Flashbacks

For people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), one of the hardest symptoms to deal with is flashbacks. Not only can they cause dramatic physical reactions, but they can also make the sufferer believe that they are experiencing the cause of their PTSD all over again.  But how does this happen? And is there…

woman working with nutritionist in therapy learning about nutrition and mental health

Nutrition and Mental Health

If you suffer from anxiety or other mental health disorders, you may benefit from the services available at the Trauma Counseling Center of Los Angeles. Besides talk therapies, our counselors and staff use education and self-help techniques to guide you on your way to peace of mind and restored mental wellbeing. This includes learning about…

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World Mental Health Day 2019

According to the 2017 National Survey of Drug Use and Mental Health, approximately 0.6% of Americans 18 or older have attempted suicide at least once. That’s roughly 1.4 million Americans. World Mental Health Day, held every October 10th, raises awareness for those with mental health issues. The theme for World Mental Health Day 2019 is suicide…

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National Suicide Prevention Month

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), PTSD and suicide rates have continued to climb by 30% in the United States since 1999. More than 40,000 people commit suicide annually. This epidemic leaves families to pick up the pieces and somehow work through their loss. For this reason, National Suicide Prevention Month is an essential time…

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Effects of Meditation on the Brain

Numerous research has revealed the connection between meditation and the brain. New studies suggest that there are multiple benefits to meditation, specifically as it applies to addiction recovery. From changes in grey matter to improving nerve connections throughout the brain, there are several positive effects of meditation on the brain during a mindfulness based stress…

a sad man stares out the window contemplating his secondary trauma

Secondary Trauma

Both trauma and stress can seriously impact people. Trauma and stressor related disorders are a single category, as the role they play with the development of select disorders is so similar. While trauma obviously impacts the person directly influenced, it also impacts others around them.  What is Secondary Trauma? Secondary traumatic stress is a result…