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Mental Trauma Care

Mental Trauma Care

Mental Trauma Care

Gulfport Behavioral Health System understands that some individuals have experienced traumatic events in their lives that have caused them to experience stress, anxiety, suicidal thoughts or other mental health concerns that cause a struggle with daily living.

Traumatic events that may impact individuals include:

  • Natural disaster (tornado, flood, hurricane, major earthquake)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Serious accident, fire, explosion or car accident
  • Community, Nation or World crisis (Social unrest, pandemics, civil wars)
  • Non-sexual assault by a stranger
  • Sexual assault by a family member or someone you know
  • Sexual assault by a stranger
  • Sexual contact before age 18 with someone who was 5 or more years older
  • Military combat or a war zone
  • Imprisonment
  • Torture
  • Life-threatening illness or significant injury (you, a love one or friend you cared for)
  • First Responder who has a continual exposure to death, accidents or destruction

Gulfport Behavioral has a specialized treatment track for those individuals who have experienced trauma. We have a team that includes a psychiatrist, nurse and a certified trauma therapist who facilitate groups leading to Identification of triggers, coping skills, and other management techniques for their trauma to improve their quality of life.  The individualized treatment planning starts at the time of assessment where a trauma screening occurs and follows the individual throughout their course of care.

The Trauma Team works with impacted individuals through groups and specially designed trauma workbook.  Gulfport Behavioral Health offers a full continuum of care for these individuals from Inpatient through Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient programming.  Individuals can transition smoothly between these various levels of care depending on their individualized needs.

For individuals stabilizing in an inpatient setting, they can transition to our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) where they can further explore their traumatic experiences and further stabilize their symptoms in an environment that allows them to practice their coping in the comfort of their own home.  As they progress through the Partial Hospitalization Program and successfully manage their trauma symptoms and stress, they may then transition to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Services generally lasts 2-4 weeks depending on the individual and are is provided Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) generally last 4-6 weeks depending on the individual is available daily, Monday –Friday, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Both the PHP and IOP are provided based upon the individual’s needs and progress as determined by a mental health physician.

Once individuals have completed their individualized course of treatment they will have resources and coping skills that allow them to navigate their lives with far less impact than previously experienced from the traumatic event.

If you or someone you know has been impacted by a traumatic event in your life that has created polarization, stress, anxiety or other mental health concerns call 888-420-5144 to find out more or to schedule a NO-COST mental health assessment.