The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that police officers who needed treatment for trauma after killing someone in the line of duty would not be entitled to workers’ compensation. Their rationale? The 3-2 decision said that the officers knew in advance that their job might call upon them to use deadly force so they should be prepared to handle the mental stress on their own.
It’s not an issue that most in Rock Hill, South Carolina will have to deal with but the issue of untreated trauma in any context can be dangerous for the patient as well as the community. If someone in your family in Rock Hill, SC is dealing with stress, anxiety and emotional outbursts after a traumatic event, mental health treatment can help them learn how to manage these issues and move forward.
What Can Cause Trauma?
Being the victim of or witness to a number of different traumatic events or incidences can trigger issues that can turn into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health disorders like anxiety, panic disorder, phobias and more. Some occurrences that can be responsible for a trauma response include:
- Natural disasters
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Domestic violence
- Loss of a loved one
- A move
- Other change in circumstances
Trauma and Other Stress-Related Issues Are Highly Treatable
Struggling with trauma can mean a number of mental health roadblocks that make it difficult to function in day-to-day life. A single phone call is all you need to begin the process of healing. It’s not easy – but it’s possible. And all you have to do get started is contact us at the phone number listed above. Call now.