Trauma and PTSD treatment for Australian Defence Services was given a boost this week. There was great news in Australia’s Federal Budget for 2017. The government has allocated 350 million dollars toward mental health care and suicide prevention for the armed forces and defence veterans.
A multi-million-dollar injection of funds like this has not been done in decades. The funding will got towards addressing mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression.
Trauma and PTSD has become an alarming problem in the defence services. New research into how the the brain adapts and alters in response to stress and trauma gives us a better understanding of PTSD. Trauma survivors often need very different specialist therapies for effective recovery and self-management.
People in the defence forces, emergency services workers are not the only people to suffer from trauma and PTSD. People who have been in abusive relationships or suffered an accident or major illness, for, example, can have PTSD.
At Retreat South, we have specialist programmes and staff to treat PTSD and other trauma.
Contact us today to learn how we can tailor out trauma recovery to help you on your path to recovery.