2 Years

Given that our country has faced crises like the Corona virus pandemic and spikes in mental health emergencies over the past two years, many of us at Recovery Ways feel like we are the luckiest company in America to have a CEO who also happens to be a mental health therapist that deeply cares about…

A woman hugs a pillow to her face as she thinks about how deep brain stimulation may relieve depression symptoms

How helping others through a crisis can lead to experiencing secondary trauma

Secondary Trauma: Recognizing and Managing Symptoms Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is the emotional duress that results when an individual hears about the firsthand trauma experiences of another.  It’s trauma that is indirectly experienced by hearing details or witnessing the aftermath of a traumatic event experienced by another person. The act of listening to someone’s story…

Emotional Micro Traumas

Emotional Micro Traumas How Understanding Micro-Traumas Can Improve Your Mental Health In our day-to-day lives as humans, we know we’re going to have good days and bad days. We might even have ups and downs on the same day.  This is totally normal and part of everyone’s experience of life. Sometimes we feel happy, other…

Emergency Dispatchers Mental Health

Handling approximately 240 million calls in the Unites States each year, emergency 911 Dispatchers, serve as the bridge between the public and other first responders. These vital 95,000+ Dispatchers are often the initial contact of someone in need of help, thus truly engaging them as literal first responders to many intense emergency situations.  Amongst other…