If you have developed mental health problems following a traumatic event, you can get the help you need.
Effective treatments are available, including counselling, medication, or a combination of both. These treatments can work even if your traumatic experience happened a long time ago. It’s never too late to get help.
If you need help for your PTSD, it is generally best to start with counselling rather than use medication as the first and only solution to the problem.
The medications usually used to treat PTSD are antidepressants. Even if you don’t have depression, antidepressants can help make feelings associated with trauma more manageable.
Children and teenagers who have PTSD can recover through the help of a counsellor. The recommended treatment is called trauma-focussed cognitive behavioural therapy.
Most people will respond quite quickly to counselling for depression, which is sometimes combined with medication.
Effective treatments for anxiety are available, and include counselling, medication, or a combination of both.
Effective treatments are available to help you change the way you use alcohol or drugs.