Detrauma – Tailoring PTSD Therapy for Communities in Need

From Beauty to Pain

Once a region of charm, culture, and history, Syria has become a country of unending conflict. Not a single person involved has been left unimpacted. Yet that’s just one country. The entirety of the Middle East follows in similar footprints. For decades, the region has faced war and political conflicts. And close to twenty-four million civilians have fled or become displaced. Inevitably, the region has been obliterated both literally and emotionally. What’s being done to help?

War Trauma

To begin with, the Syrian war created an endless list of unresolved problems. Namely, the refugee crisis. For insight, there are more than five million Syrian refugees. Equally important are the psychological impacts engraved in the sufferers of the war. As of today, civilians have been putting up with close to a decade of conflict. Now, disregard the financial and social hardship. Above all, the years of conflict have destroyed mental well-being. Ten years of aggression, mortality, and distress create the basis for a variety of mental illnesses. Namely, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Left unresolved, these feelings create barriers in your day to day life. They create conflict in your relationships, goals, and career. Triggers oftentimes resurface the emotions of the traumatic event. Specifically, they can contribute intense feelings of anxiety and stress.

Mental Health and Stigma

Mental health, in a lot of cultures, is placed in the taboo group. It is not discussed, therefore, it is not seen as a legitimate issue. Yet Middle Eastern civilians are historically subject to the violence and political conflict. Major conflict grew in the 1970s and is still persistent to this day. This makes PTSD close to inevitable for the civilians.


Being part of the Arabic community myself, and seeing firsthand the echo of the war, it truly feels like no one considers our emotional needs. Putting aside the social barrier, traditional therapy seems to be the only available option. However, actually getting to therapy is a process on its own. It’s limited availability, the financial aspect, and differences in languages make it an unrealistic option for people in need.

This is where Detrauma shines its light. Simply put, the app is effective therapy without the barriers. Detrauma provides a way for people to cope with their traumatic experiences in a private, cost-effective, and productive way. Barriers such as language, insurance, and transportation don’t intervene as a person works through their traumatic events.

Forget about what was stopping you. Be part of the change. Now, put yourself first. Detrauma is beginning the accessibility to trauma therapy. No matter where a person is, with access to a device, they’ll be able to tackle their traumas without concern to what language they speak or the culture they identify with. Detrauma is taking a different approach to PTSD therapy and is becoming the solution to an issue battled by so many people.

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