Las Vegas has suffered a serious loss so has the whole United States. 58 lives have been lost at this time and another 515 injured. We saw evil from one man then live and heroism from multiple potential victims. Tell your family you love them and say a prayer for America and Las Vegas. More to come.
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Things to do to help reduce after trauma issues like PTSD;
Seek out support from other people, such as friends and family
Find a support group after a traumatic event
Learn to feel good about one’s own actions in the face of danger
Having a positive coping strategy, or a way of getting through the bad event and learn from it
Be able to act and respond effectively despite feeling fear
As a non-profit organization, Mainstream Mental Health’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people and veterans that will promote a pro-social attitude towards mental health resources, thus creating a pathway for mental health services, while providing a sense of hope for the future.
In our lifetime 1 in 4 Americans will meet the requirements for a mental health diagnosis. The Department of U.S. Veterans Affairs reported that 22 veterans take their own life every day. A growing number of young people are either falling through the cracks due to an inability to afford mental health care or the social stigma that is associated with mental health issues deters them from seeking help. Regardless, they are not getting the help they need.
When these individuals finally do get help, it is often at a time of great tragedy or it is too late altogether. The VA is an example of a mental health failure in our society. Currently the average wait for a veteran to see a therapist for the first time is 130 day, and a week ago I talked with a veteran from Atlanta who had to schedule his appointment out 13 months. Nothing can guarantee tragedies will never happen again but society is not doing enough.
We want to change this!