From NPR: “PTSD has long been associated with members of the military who have gone through combat and with first responders who may face trauma in their work. It’s also associated with survivors of sexual assault, car accidents and natural disasters. But researchers have also learned it can develop in adults who have experienced chronic childhood trauma — from physical, emotional or sexual abuse by caregivers or from neglect or other violations of safety.
Walls was fortunate to find a therapist trained to treat PTSD. Outside of military and veterans’ health facilities, finding knowledgeable help is often difficult . . .
The push to expand the trained workforce coincides with a growing understanding of trauma’s effects. The National Council for Behavioral Health, a nonprofit organization of mental health care providers, calls trauma a ‘near universal experience‘ for people with mental and behavioral health issues.”