Coping with Painful Memories Brought on by Current Events in the Military

For service members, the recent events surrounding our withdrawal from Afghanistan likely bring painful memories of time spent in combat back to the surface of your consciousness. Previously repressed memories may come flooding back, triggering PTSD and high levels of anxiety which cripple your ability to function in your daily life. If you find yourself in a situation where traumatic memories are coming back into focus, what can you do to cope and process these painful events?

Dealing with traumatic memories in a healthy and productive way is best facilitated by medical professionals. There are countless licensed therapists and psychologists who specialize in the treatment of our military service men and women, most of whom will be covered by your insurance. Spend some time locating a provider in your area and make an introductory appointment so you can discuss your concerns and issues and formulate a treatment plan. Keep an open mind, as depending on the severity of your traumas your therapist may recommend a more rigorous course of treatment for you.

Sometimes those suffering from particularly intense PTSD will benefit from a higher level of care than simple outpatient therapy. This more rigorous care could be in the form of an intensive outpatient program or perhaps even a brief period of time spent in a residential facility. At Evolutions, we offer every industry standard level of care for our clients, and our clinical staff have years of experience helping service men and women process their traumatic memories and work through the accompanying anxiety and PTSD so they can live healthy and fulfilling lives. Do not hesitate to avail yourself of these more intensive forms of treatment for your PTSD and anxiety disorders - it is well worth the investment of your time and effort if these programs are able to help you recover from a debilitating mental disorder!

Current events in Afghanistan are difficult to escape as they receive wall to wall coverage in the news media. For veterans of combat, the imagery accompanying these tragic stories can easily trigger flashbacks and exacerbate anxiety disorders and PTSD brought about by your experiences in battle. If you are struggling with your PTSD or anxiety disorder, do not hesitate to reach out and ask for help! At Evolutions, our clinical team is here to help you process traumatic memories and work through your resulting mental disorder so you can live a happy and healthy life.

Call our Admissions Counselors today at 833-818-3031 and end your suffering at the hands of PTSD and anxiety!