PTSD- Veterans & Others Affected By Traumatic Events

Posted by Steve Dec 05, 2018

If you're like me you've probably heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and have associated it with military personnel, active or veterans, who may have suffered extreme trauma as a result of combat.  While it is certainly a concern for military troops returning from duty, PTSD is actually a mental health problem which anyone can develop at any age.  Events other than combat might include a car accident, sexual assault or the loss of a loved one.  Such occurrences may lead to symptoms like extreme anxiety, sleep deprivation and disturbing memories.  When these symptoms continue over time, they may be diagnosed as PTSD.

I've known several of our senior residents throughout the years who have suffered from PTSD.  Some withdraw socially and isolate themselves within their homes.  Others might remain social but become emotional very quickly at seemingly random moments.  No two cases are ever identical.  Although treatment for PTSD is available through psychotherapy, medication or a combination of the two, I can't help wondering how may others in our care may suffer without ever being properly diagnosed.

Last month, Tracey Fowler, an outreach coordinator who works with Maryville University in St. Louis sent me some educational links which can provide an abundance of additional information regarding PTSD. If you or someone you know is struggling to recover from a traumatic event, check out the links listed below.

Maryville University, Understanding a Veteran with PTSD

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs- National Center for PTSD

U.S. Veteran's Magazine- Challenges during readjustment to civilian life

National Institute of Mental Health

National Sleep Foundation

Psychology Today- Locating a therapist for trauma and PTSD




The Cardinal Difference

Moving can be stressful for anybody and the many different living options can only add to the confusion and difficulty.

At Cardinal Retirement Village we truly make it our goal and obligation to maintain the most home-like atmosphere possible for our residents.

To learn more about our service options and life within our thriving community, we invite you to take a closer look.

Cardinal Retirement Village

An independent and assisted living community providing senior apartments and housing.

Akron • Hudson • Stow
Cuyahoga Falls • Tallmadge

Latest Posts
Get in Touch

Cardinal Retirement Village
171 Graham Road
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
(330) 928-7888

Web Design + Development by Next Level Interactive