Living in a COVID world has only aggravated mental illness, especially for those who work in healthcare. Rising death rates, economic instability, and social isolation are all symptoms of a problem that healthcare professionals see day in and day out. Interacting with patients suffering physically and mentally, as well as those who can’t afford to cover their medical bills certainly makes things worse. And with social distancing as the norm, it is now more crucial than ever that alone time is enjoyed. For those who suffer from PTSD, that’s much easier said than done.
Certain cities have made efforts to expand counseling services with the emergence of the COVID-induced mental health crisis. Hospitals are noticing the psychological toll the crisis has had on their employees, and are advocating for preventative measures against the development of PTSD. But, all of these efforts may not be enough to help you with your specific concerns.
Waitlists, costs, and hectic work schedules all get in the way of getting help to treat PTSD. Online meetings with your therapist may not feel as private anymore with your family in the next room over. Maybe you’ve tried therapy and quit, because you felt that it just didn’t work for you. Or maybe you just don’t have the time, and what little time you do have you’d rather dedicate to relaxing. All of that is valid.
Maybe you just need something more personal and private, something you can work with on your own schedule — like an app.
Writing Exposure Therapy
Detrauma is a mobile app that walks users through Writing Exposure Therapy (WET), which is a highly effective method that can quickly deliver relief from PTSD symptoms. The app consists of five writing exercises that you can do on your own time in your own home. With the flexibility you need, complete privacy, and just a small time commitment, this app really is made for everyone.
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