Posttraumatic Tension Disorder– called PTSD– can affect anybody, at any age. Frequently associated with combat veterans, PTSD can result from experiencing or witnessing any distressing occasion, such as a physical or sexual assault, a serious accident or a natural disaster.
Up to 8 percent of Americans will develop PTSD at some point in their lives, according to the National Center for PTSD– nearly one out of every 12 individuals. Fortunately is that reliable treatments are readily available, consisting of in western North Carolina.
Vaya Health, an Asheville-based public managed care company, joins companies and other groups across the country in acknowledging June as PTSD Awareness Month. Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD do not get the help they require, said Vaya Chief Medical Officer Dr. Craig Martin.
“Individuals may purposely or unconsciously effort to prevent handling trauma, or dream to ‘battle the battle’ on their own,” stated Martin, who formerly worked as chief psychiatrist of the TBI/PTSD Program at Naval Health Center New England. “It is essential to keep in mind that while we may have had no control over previous distressing occasions, we do have a say in how we respond progressing.
“Numerous injury survivors have discovered that seeking expert help– which might include counseling or usage of non-addictive medications– lessened their signs and permitted them to live much better alongside past experiences, instead of having the trauma control their lives,” Martin said.
It’s typical to have disturbing memories, feel on edge or have difficulty sleeping after a traumatic event. If signs last more than a couple of months, it may be PTSD. Individuals with PTSD might discover themselves reliving or re-experiencing the traumatic event, avoiding things or locations that remind them of the event, experiencing negative modifications in beliefs and always feeling ‘on guard’.
Just a mental healthcare provider can detect PTSD, which is the first step toward discovering effective treatment. Western North Carolina homeowners who get Medicaid or are uninsured can call Vaya’s toll-free, 24/7 Access to Care Line at 1-800-849-6127 for info on close-by treatment options.
In addition, anyone in western North Carolina, regardless of insurance carrier or status, can call Vaya day or night for assistance in a behavioral health crisis.
Discover more about PTSD from the National Center for PTSD at www.ptsd.va.gov. For more information on local treatment services, check out www.vayahealth.com. The Haywood County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Historical Courtroom of the Haywood County Historic Court house situated at 215 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina 28786. The purpose of the hearing is to enable the public to discuss the sale of the Historic Haywood County Medical facility situated at 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, North Carolina to Landmark Asset Providers, Inc. for $225,000.00. The County means to sell the property for budget-friendly real estate for persons of low to moderate earnings per N.C.G.S. 153A-378. The sale of the Historic Haywood County Medical facility is licensed and performed pursuant to N.C.G.S. 160A-267. The County shall connect covenants or conditions to assure that the residential or commercial property will be put to public usage for individuals of low to moderate income. Individuals wanting to be heard at the general public hearing are asked to be present. The County Commissioners might embrace sensible rules governing the conduct of the hearing consisting of; (i) fixing the optimum time allotted to each speaker, (ii) offering the classification of spokespersons for groups of persons supporting or opposing the exact same position, (iii) attending to the selection of delegates from groups of individuals supporting or opposing the very same positions when the number of individuals wanting to attend the hearing exceeds the capacity of the hall, and (iv) attending to the upkeep of order and decorum in the conduct of the hearing.
This first day of June, 2020.
Tracy L. Wells, Clerk to the Board
Haywood County Board of Commissioners