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Effective Treatment Options At The Counseling Center for Veterans and First Responders During PTSD Awareness Month

June 03, 2024

This month, Praesum Healthcare and The Counseling Center are proud to raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) by supporting National PTSD Awareness Month. This annual event is dedicated to highlighting mental health issues related to PTSD, reducing stigma, and enhancing access to care.

The good news is that effective treatment for PTSD exists in the United States. Praesum’s centers are among the many accredited facilities aligned with the VA to raise PTSD awareness in June 2024.

PTSD Awareness Month is not just about awareness but also action. Since its inception in tandem with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), The National Center for PTSD has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month to advance public understanding about the disorder, educate a wide audience about PTSD, and provide people affected by PTSD with access to proper treatment.

Understanding PTSD: The Hidden Wounds of War and Emergency Services

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening or traumatic event. First responders in the U.S. face challenging and dangerous situations, making them particularly vulnerable to developing PTSD as a work-related injury or condition.

Personal factors—like previous traumatic exposure, age, and gender—can affect whether a person will develop PTSD. What happens after a traumatic event is also important. Stress can make PTSD more likely, while social support can make it less likely.

Several factors can increase the likelihood of developing PTSD, many of which are beyond an individual's control. For instance, having a very intense or long-lasting traumatic event or getting seriously injured during the incident makes PTSD more likely. PTSD is also more common after certain types of trauma, such as combat, being the victim of an unprovoked attack, or sexual assault. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may well be PTSD.

PTSD often aligns with anxiety, depression, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI), especially among the Veteran population, creating a complex web of challenges that frequently lead to substance misuse as a form of self-medication and a subsequent diagnosed mental health or substance use disorder.

The Counseling Center: A Haven of Hope and Healing For PTSD

Praesum Healthcare, a multi-state network of mental health and substance use disorder treatment facilities, operates The Counseling Center locations across New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, and Georgia, offering comprehensive outpatient treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. TCC stands as a beacon of hope for those with mental health disorders, providing accessible, compassionate, and comprehensive behavioral healthcare.

With a legacy of empowering over 200,000 individuals on their recovery journey, TCC offers a safe haven where individuals can shed the burden of stigma and embrace the transformative power of healing.

A Holistic Approach to PTSD Treatment

This PTSD Awareness Month, let's resolve to break the chains of stigma and foster a culture of understanding, empathy, and support. Let’s celebrate the courage and resilience of those who have experienced traumatic events and sought help and extend a hand to those still struggling with trauma in silence.

Demand for evidence-based, high-quality mental health and substance use treatment is driving the immediate need for PTSD and disparate mental health services nationwide.

TCC is a leading provider of comprehensive outpatient care with multiple medically supervised programs to help individuals overcome mental health and substance use disorders and continue their journey toward recovery from PTSD and related trauma disorders.

Comprehensive and Compassionate Care

At TCC, treatment plans may include cutting-edge new treatments like Spravato for patients who have undergone two or more failed attempts to treat their Treatment-Resistant Depression (TRD) and continue to suffer.

Remember, you are not alone. Praesum Healthcare and TCC are here to walk beside you on your journey to confront PTSD and achieve lasting mental wellness.

Therapy is a crucial element of a customized care plan focusing on managing trauma and triggers. In a secure setting, individuals can meet with qualified therapists to learn more about their mental condition and how to handle it to enjoy a rich and rewarding life. At TCC, we are committed to providing the care and support that all PTSD sufferers need simply to heal and thrive.

Treatment at TCC places a high value on family, adolescent, and flexible medication-assisted programs. Clients can attend the day, evening, and weekend sessions with minimal interruption to their work and family lives.

Join Us in Making a Difference

Praesum Healthcare and TCC join other accredited PTSD treatment centers in June 2024 to take the pledge to raise awareness about PTSD and effective PTSD treatment options: 


Not only during PTSD Awareness Month but throughout the year, TCC invites everyone to participate in promoting mental health. Whether through sharing personal stories, engaging in community advocacy, or simply learning more about the impact of post-traumatic events, every action counts.


With our expertise, compassion, and unwavering support, you can overcome your challenges and discover the strength within you.


Join Us in Addressing PTSD and Traumatic Stress through June ’24 and Beyond

If you’re ready to start your journey to PTSD recovery, or if you need more information about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Call 866-850-5001 to learn more about PTSD services and take the first step towards reclaiming your life.

TCC is committed to providing the care and support needed by all PTSD sufferers to heal and thrive. By understanding the unique challenges Veterans and others face and offering a pathway to recovery, we honor their service and sacrifice. If you or a Veteran or a first responder you know is struggling with PTSD, please reach out to us. Together, we can navigate the journey towards health and wellness.

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Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Stephen Cooke brings over a decade of experience in international and American healthcare communications to Praesum. A prolific writer and published author, Stephen has dedicated his career to promoting health and recovery across various organizations.

Dr. Christopher Rienas brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as a Medical Director at Praesum Healthcare. Double board-certified in both Addiction Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, Dr. Rienas continues to elevate our programs treating substance use and mental health disorders with his deep understanding of addiction and psychiatry.