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When a shooting occurred in New York, the Red Cross offered mental health support to witnesses who were traumatized by the event. Having learned from major disasters like 9/11, New Yorkers were well aware that just being witness to a serious trauma was more than enough to trigger symptoms of mental health disorders like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

If you were a witness to violence or trauma in Mount Vernon, New York, you can find the mental health treatment you need when you contact us at the phone number listed above. You don’t have to live with the anxiety and fears alone. We can help you learn how to get the symptoms under control and find balance in your life. Call today.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Strikes Victims and Witnesses Alike

Whether you are the victim of a traumatic or stressful event or witness the harm done to someone else, the result can be post-traumatic stress disorder. Some signs include:

  • Flashbacks or recurring memories
  • Nightmares about the event
  • Going out of your way to avoid conversations, people or places that remind you of the event
  • Blacking out, or being unable to remember the trauma
  • Increased irritability

PTSD is common among those who have returned from a war zone, lived through a natural disaster or a terrorist act, or dealt with domestic violence or physical or sexual abuse. The good news is that it’s a highly treatable disorder; the sooner you seek mental health treatment, the better.

Our Counselors Can Help You Find Mental Health Treatment

Don’t live another day in Mount Vernon, NY with the signs and symptoms of PTSD. Call us now at the phone number listed above and speak to an expert about finding the right program for you.