Category: Trauma Recovery

17 Jun
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Types of Trauma

I was talking to my friends that other day and they brought up a story they heard on the news. The story focused on frontline healthcare workers during the pandemic and rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). They were surprised that individuals in the medical field could experience PTSD. It is a common misconception that […]

17 Dec
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What is Racial Trauma?

 Racial Trauma Racial trauma, or race-based traumatic stress is the cumulative negative effects of racism and discrimination on the mental and physical health of people of color. Events that may cause racial trauma can be overt or covert Often they that may be in the form of microaggressions, threat of harm or injury due […]

27 Jun
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It’s All About the Amygdala

What is the Amygdala?   Featuring Guest Franchon Francees We are featuring Franchon Francees this week. She helps organizations learn how to cope with stress and trauma reactions. LMV Counseling is all about helping improve the health of our region and sharing tools to help you feel better equipped to handle life’s stressors. Healing Your […]

25 Mar
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How to Care for Yourself During Social Distancing

This post on caring for yourself during social distancing is adopted and shared with permission from Mental Health First Aid USA. Social Distancing Isolation from friends and family, job loss and death are challenges we’re all facing during these days of COVID-19. You are not alone. COVID-19 is affecting families across the world. We encourage […]

04 Feb
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Moving Forward: Learning about Child Sex Abuse

Moving Forward After Learning About Childhood Sexual Assault The #metoo movement has brought forward survivors’ stories and the media outlets are paying attention.  From Harry Weinstein to Jeffrey Epstein, we hear about stories of sexual assault frequently.  Our own community of Wilmington, NC has been dealing with two high profile and devastating cases highlighted in […]