Infographic Trauma Recovery Treatment

This infographic, using evidence presented by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the US Department of Veterans Affairs, illustrates the prevalence of trauma in the US and stresses the importance of trauma recovery treatment for those suffering from its effects. It begins by enumerating the roots of trauma and then examines how trauma can lead to PTSD, including symptoms such as: re-experiencing, avoidance, and hyperarousal. According to this infographic, 8% of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, and women are two times as likely as men to have this reaction to traumatic events.