Anchor Yourself in the Melody

what is a traumatic event?

ABUSE

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  • MILITARY COMBAT
  • PHYSICAL ATTACK
  • SEXUAL ASSAULT
  • EMOTIONAL ABUSE
  • BULLYING/STALKING

LOSS

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  • UNEXPECTED DEATH
  • NATURAL DISASTER
  • SERIOUS ACCIDENTS
  • ABANDONMENT
  • WARFARE

EXTREME STRESSORS

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  • DEALING WITH AN ADDICT
  • HOSPITALIZATION
  • MEDICAL ILLNESS
  • HOMELESSNESS
  • HOUSE FIRES

risk of developing ptsd is based on the traumatic event

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49% SEXUAL ASSAULT

32% PHYSICAL VIOLENCE

17% EXTREME ACCIDENTS

14% UNEXPECTED DEATH

10% LIFE THREATENING ILLNESS

7% WITNESSING SOMEONE BEING KILLED/INJURED

& is ALSO DEPENDENT ON THESE FACTORS

  • Individual’s brain hormones & chemicals in stressful situations


  • Inherited risks of depression or anxiety


  • The level of severe trauma experienced during childhood


  • Family instability, lack of a social support system, or poverty


  • Having a pre-existing mental health disorder OR drug/alcohol abuse


  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia or sleep apnea

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The statistics

7% of the population will have PTSD in their life

8 million adults have PTSD annually

Women are 2x as likely to develop PTSD as men

people who have experienced trauma & have PTSD are

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