Suicide is a leading cause of death, ranking number twelve in the United States. Recent data showed that in 2020 there were 45,979 deaths by suicide, in the United States alone. That’s an average of one person killing themselves every 11.5 minutes, averaging about 125 every single day. There are 1,149,475 cases of attempted suicide annually, equaling about one person every 27.5 seconds in the United States (CDC).
What is PTSD?
PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), or CPTSD (complex post-traumatic stress disorder) can be a result or residual effect from a wide range of traumatic events. Some of the more “common” individuals that often experience PTSD are Veterans, Police Officers, Firemen, First Responders, and Healthcare workers. It appears frequently in people that have been sexually/ physically assaulted or abused, involved in bad accidents, witnesses of violence and terror, or have experienced the devastation of a natural disaster. However, I think we often overlook or underestimate the traumatic impact of abandonment, neglect, racism, childhood trauma, verbal and emotional abuse, just to name a few.
I love doing Sunrise Meetings! They are a great, intentional way to check in with the clients first thing in the morning, and empower them to create their day!
To most people, July Fourth is a day of honoring our nation’s independence, a time for celebrating our freedom. It’s a day filled with backyard barbecues, swimming, outdoor games, or maybe an impromptu picnic or trip to the lake. The finale is then topped off with a spectacular display of colorful confetti, and bright starburst lights in the night sky. Followed by “booms” and “bangs” and “ooohhs” and “aahhhhs” from the spectators below that seem to echo throughout the world. Sounds incredible, right?
Janice Story has over thirty years of expert horsemanship. She is an Equine Therapy Coach, who trains and certifies fellow Equine Therapists. She is also a gifted Meditation Coach, Mind-Body-Spirit Practitioner, Reiki master, Published Author, Speaker, and Ordained Minister. In this article Janice shares the role of a horse in Equine Therapy, which is often misunderstood.