Why is it important to address trauma?
Addressing trauma and trauma related issues is crucial for several reasons. Trauma can significantly impact an individual's mental health, leading to conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Long-term effects of unaddressed trauma can include recurring nightmares, behavioral reactions, and physical symptoms such as heart palpitations and chronic pain. According to SAMHSA, effective behavioral health care must consider the importance of addressing trauma, recognizing its pervasive presence in society.