Living through this pandemic
is a trauma.
Kerry D. King Psy.D, M.B.A – KeyStone Center Chief Clinical Officer
As a trauma specialist, there are a few things that are helpful to know:
- Parts of our brain have shut down in order for us to survive.
- As a result, we are not able to fully process a lot of what is going on around us.
- Feeling somewhat numb and out of touch with our emotions is normal, especially if you have lived through trauma before.
- Some people are more apt to feel hyper vigilant or anxious, while others become hypoactive or depressed. Neither means anything other than indicating your predisposition to dealing with extreme stress.
- In-depth processing of trauma happens years later, when we feel emotionally safe to deal with it.
- When in the midst of trauma, just getting by emotionally and functionally is okay. Lowering expectations and being kind to yourself and others is vital.
Mental Health Resources
KeyStone Extended Care Unit
Al-Anon Family Groups
Addiction Resource Guide
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Cocaine Anonymous World Services
Narcotics Anonymous World Services
Sex and Love Addiction
American Society for Addiction Medicine
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI)
Mental Health Association of Southeastern PA
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
Southeastern Pennsylvania Intergroup Association of A.A
An Environment of Compassion
KeyStone Center provides treatment for addiction and co-occurring issues at our facility five miles south of Philadelphia International Airport in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. We provide addiction services to patients from all over the country.
We offer no-cost, confidential assessments 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call us today at 610-876-9000.