Traumatic events include (but are not limited to) being raped, living through a natural disaster, or getting in some type of accident. In the U.S. alone, over 70% of adults have experienced a traumatic event at least once.
Many trauma victims experience short-term and long-term symptoms. Immediately following the event, they may feel shock or be in denial. Over time, symptoms of trauma may develop into behavioral and physical health concerns. Flashbacks, relationship issues, mental health concerns, and chronic pain are all examples of potential long-term symptoms.
There are many treatments available that help teens and young adults overcome trauma. Therapy, including intensive outpatient therapy, teaches you to cope with your emotions and address other mental health issues caused by traumatic experiences. Incorporating ongoing self-care practices can also reduce the impact of trauma symptoms.
Types of trauma
There are several different types of trauma, including acute, chronic, and complex traumas. These resources can help you understand the symptoms associated with each one. While it’s best to reserve diagnosis for a professional therapist, it can be helpful to recognize the different types of experiences that lead to trauma.
Trauma treatment for teens & young adults
Teens and young adults can reduce their trauma-related symptoms with a personalized treatment plan. Charlie Health has an experienced team of mental health professionals who will listen to your story and work to understand your situation to craft an appropriate care plan.
As a virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) designed exclusively for teens and young adults, Charlie Health provides a personalized framework for trauma that includes supported groups, family therapy, and individual therapy.
Learn more about trauma, including what’s happening inside the body and opportunities to get the support you need. Our library of articles is a great starting point in getting better, whether you’re considering professional treatment or already enrolled in an IOP.
Discover the latest research on teen and young adult trauma from Charlie Health. You’ll learn helpful insights from our recent findings and realize you’re not alone on your journey to healing from trauma.