Traumatic events can generate a feeling of terror, panic, and helplessness, and these feelings can be absolutely overwhelming. This is a difficult part of living with PTSD(Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). These traumatic feelings can be triggered over and over, feeling like you’re living the experience again. While the traumatic event may be in the past, the painful symptoms are real and present.
Overcoming Trauma in Wyoming
Trinity Teen has a working ranch, residential treatment center nestled in Wyoming’s Sawtooth Mountains. This treatment center is dedicated to helping your teenage girls overcome trauma, and give them the tools and knowledge that they need in order to live a happy and peaceful life.
Why teens who experience trauma need to be treated
A University of Pennsylvania study examined the long-term effects of trauma in teens. In this study, Dr. C. Neill Epperson explained the effects of trauma,
“We know from preclinical studies as well as brain imaging studies in humans that the brain is changed by early life stress… The experience of significant early-life adversity increases the risk of behaviors and lifestyle choices that lead to suboptimal health later in life.”
Intervening early on in childhood and adolescence to address post traumatic stress, depression, and anxiety can help reduce the risk of serious illness later in life.
Symptoms of Trauma in your Teen
Teen trauma treatment starts with having a clear understanding of the symptoms of trauma. These symptoms may include
- Uncontrollable rage and angry outbursts
- Avoidance reaction
- Overwhelming shame
- Paralyzing guilt
- Feeling numb
- Periods of depression and grief
- Disruption of sleep patterns and night terrors
- Panic attacks
If your teen girl exhibits symptoms of trauma, give us a call for a free consultation. Our mission at Trinity Teen is to help and heal your teenage girls to live a more full future.