Sometimes the most difficult thing to deal with after physical trauma is what’s not readily seen: the emotional aspects of recovery.
Those who suffer from strokes, automobile crashes, gunshots, falls, burns, or other severe physical injuries often find that the path to physical recovery affects their mental health. It affects their families too. An injury requires adjustments, and it can be a lot to cope with. Fortunately, there’s a resource that supports people on their road toward physical recovery: the Trauma Survivors Network (TSN).
What is the TSN?
TSN is the go-to resource that offer patients and their families information, support groups, and trauma recovery classes. The network’s focus is on helping people process the emotional aspects of physical trauma and the recovery that follows.
What people don’t realize about physical trauma?
Recovery can be a slow road many people don’t know what to expect when healing from physical trauma. They don’t realize that setbacks are common. They can become discouraged when it takes longer than expected to recover. It’s often difficult to adjust to required lifestyles changes—changes that may be temporary or permanent.
In some cases, not addressing the emotional aspects of physical injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Support is available!
Some of the most valuable resources for patients are support groups that bring people together in community where members face a common challenge. For example, TSN connects people with a stroke survivors group as well as several groups for specific types of cancer.
While support groups don’t offer formal counseling or therapy, they’re a valuable forum where people can express their disappointments and frustrations and receive encouragement from others who have similar experiences.
You don’t have to navigate recovery by yourself; support is available no matter what how you’ve been injured.
Join the TSN today
When you join TSN, you’ll receive information on resources that can help you and your family, along with notifications about classes and support groups. Sign up today!