young woman smiles in a field during national suicide prevention month

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…

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…