Trauma Healing Centers is Pleased to Offer PTSD Treatment & Alternative Medicine Across Central & Eastern Canada

28th September 2017

PTSD Treatment across Canada

 

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

The Canadian Mental Health Association defines PTSD as a mental illness that an individual develops after they are exposed to a traumatic event. After the original trauma has passed, individuals who suffer from PTSD continue to experience intrusive symptoms including re-experiencing that traumatic event for at least one month.

 

What is a Traumatic Event?

A traumatic event occurs when an individual experiences, witnesses, or is confronted with actual or threatened death, serious injury or a threat to the physical integrity of himself, herself or another person.

 

Who does PTSD Affect?

Many individuals will experience a traumatic event at some point during their lifetime, but only a percentage of these individuals will develop PTSD. Stats Canada highlights that 8% of the population is impacted by PTSD at some point throughout their lifespan, women are more likely to develop PTSD than men, sexual and physical assault results in the highest rates of PTSD, and PTSD can occur in individuals of any age.

 

The Canadian Mental Health Association suggests that the length of the trauma, the number of other traumatic experiences a person has experienced, a person’s reaction to a traumatic event, and the support a person receives after a traumatic event take place are all factors that influence PTSD. The Canadian Psychological Association states that individuals with a history of depression, anxiety or trauma, an angry disposition, or coping habits that include avoiding a problem could be more vulnerable to PTSD.

 

Although PTSD impacts a variety of individuals, individuals who are employed as first responders or who are working in dangerous conditions may be more likely to develop PTSD. Occupations that may cause an individual to suffer from PTSD include, but are not limited to:

  • Military Occupations
  • Firefighter
  • Police Officer
  • Ambulance Personnel
  • Health Care Professionals
  • Offshore Workers

 

Traumatic experiences that may cause PTSD include, but are not limited to:

  • Military Experience
  • Natural Disaster Victims
  • Violent Crime Victims
  • Domestic Violence
  • Cancer & Severe Illness
  • Foster Care & Child Abuse
  • Abortions & Miscarriages
  • Sexual Assault & Rape

 

What are the Symptoms of PTSD?

Typically, PTSD is diagnosed if the debilitating symptoms last for longer than one month. Common symptoms include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Intrusive thoughts or images about the event
  • Dreams, nightmares or flashbacks about the event
  • Distress when reminded of the event
  • Avoidance of thoughts, feelings, or reminders of the event
  • Inability to recall aspects of the event
  • Decreased interest in previously significant activities
  • Restricted emotions
  • Irritable, aggressive or self-destructive behavior

 

PTSD Treatment at Trauma Healing Centers

As an organization, Trauma Healing Centers has experienced incredible growth since opening our doors at our medical clinic in Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, in 2015. We now have several locations across central and eastern Canada and have helped thousands of veterans, first responders, and civilians manage symptoms of PTSD and live a better life.

As we have opened new locations, we have also expanded our suite of services and PTSD treatment resources to offer a multi-disciplinary approach to healing. Some of our services include:

  • Physician Services – Medical Cannabis Assessment
  • Assistance Navigating Veterans Affairs
  • Counselling – Psychologists and Social Workers
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Massage Therapy
  • Diet Consulting
  • Physiotherapy
  •  Chiropractic Therapy
  • Acupuncture Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Yoga

 

PTSD Treatment for Veterans

If you are a veteran, we can help you navigate the Veterans Affairs Canada system to help you take advantage of the benefits and entitlements you deserve. We operate as a resource center for Canadian veterans and proudly received our Multi-Disciplinary Clinic designation with Blue Cross for military and RCMP veteran patients. This designation greatly enhances our ability to create a multi-disciplinary wellness plan to help veterans with PTSD.

 

We can also offer the support and guidance of a veteran who has the experience to truly understand what you’re going through. Our Vice President of Veteran Relations, Trevor Bungay, states, “When I was diagnosed with PTSD, it was probably the most frustrating time of my life. Not only was it stressful dealing with my illness, but I also had no one to talk to, no medical professionals to help me with my medications, and nowhere to turn for help or resources. At Trauma Healing Centers, we are here to help lighten your load and allow you more time to carry out what matters most: treatment.”

 

Where can you go for PTSD Treatment?

Deciding to seek help for your or a loved one’s PTSD is a big first step in your journey to wellness. PTSD treatment options can be difficult to decide on, as there are a variety of treatments available. It is important to remember that what works for one individual may not work for another. That is why we take a multi-disciplinary approach to PTSD treatment at Trauma Healing Centers.

 

We offer PTSD treatment services in the majority of Central and Atlantic Canada.  We currently have medical clinics in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario. We also offer telemedicine services in Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador. If you or a loved one is seeking help, or would simply like to learn more about the services offered at Trauma Healing Centers, see the contact information for our clinic nearest to you below.

 

PTSD Treatment in Ontario

We have a medical clinic that offers PTSD treatment in Ottawa, as well as telemedicine services that cover the entire province of Ontario.

 

Trauma Healing Centers Ottawa:
100 Craig Henry Drive
Suite 103/104
Ottawa, ON
K2G 5W3
1-844-429-6074

 

Telemedicine:
1-844-429-6074

 

PTSD Treatment in Nova Scotia

We have multiple medical clinics that offer PTSD treatment in Halifax and the surrounding area.

 

Trauma Healing Centers Dartmouth:
959 Cole Harbour Road
Dartmouth, NS
B2V 1E5
1-844-429-6074

 

Trauma Healing Centers Bedford: (Affiliate Clinic)
1550 Bedford Hwy, Suite 100
Bedford, NS
B4A1E6
1-844-429-6074

 

Trauma healing Centers Clayton Park: (Affiliate Clinic)
27 Peakview Way
Bedford, NS
B4A 4H6
1-844-429-6074

 

Trauma Healing Centers New Glasgow: Back to Basics (Affiliate Clinic)
138 Campbell St.
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 5X9
1-844-429-6074

 

PTSD Treatment in New Brunswick

We have medical clinics that offer PTSD treatment in Moncton, Fredericton, and Saint John, New Brunswick.

 

Trauma Healing Centers Moncton:
500 Mapleton Road, Suite 130
Moncton, NB
E1G 0N3
1-844-429-6074

 

Trauma Healing Centers Fredericton: (Affiliate Clinic)
1015 Regent St, Suite 002
Fredericton, NS
E3B 6H
1-844-429-6074

 

Trauma Healing Centers Saint John: (Affiliate Clinic)
87 Lansdowne Ave.
Saint John, NB
E2K 3A1
1-844-429-6074

 

PTSD Treatment in Newfoundland

We offer PTSD and Cannabis telemedicine services that cover the entire province of Newfoundland.


Telemedicine:
1-844-429-6074

 

Additional Resources for PTSD

If you would like to know more about Trauma Healing Centers and how we help those affected by PTSD, we offer a variety of resources for PTSD patients, their families, and physicians. If you would like to know more about our referral process, click here!

 

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