Most people have experienced some sort of trauma in their life. Some people experienced childhood trauma, while others may have had their first traumatic experience as adults. It has been found that six out of ten men, and five out of ten women have experienced at least one traumatic event in their lives. Many people are able to recover from these events and live normal lives, but others suffer long term effects that impact their daily functioning. At The Ohana, we utilize trauma informed care to help you go from surviving, to thriving.
Trauma is a response to a disturbing event, or series of events that an individual experiences or witnesses. People who have experienced traumatic events may develop a mental disorder (or a combination of mental disorders) that impede on their ability to live a normal life.
Traumatic events include:
Trauma itself is not a disorder. Instead, it is an indicator of why a person may be suffering from mental disorder. Mental disorders that may arise as a result of trauma include: