Although women are at greater risk for negative consequences following traumatic events, many often hesitate to seek mental health treatment. Survivors often wait years to receive help, while others never receive treatment at all. Untreated posttraumatic symptoms not only have tremendous mental health implications but can also lead to adverse effects on physical health. Female survivors may encounter physical symptoms including headaches, gastrointestinal problems, and sexual dysfunction. Although the mental and physical symptoms of PTSD-stress can be quite debilitating, trauma is often undiagnosed by health professionals due to a lack of training, time, and resources.
In this episode, we’re talking to Melissa Barker, founder, and CEO of The Phoenix Project, a digital community that celebrates healing and authentic connections.
Read about it in Forbes: How Mental Health Startup The Phoenix Project Is Making Mental Health Care More Accessible To All
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