Trauma can affect many people in various ways, having lasting effects on an individual’s physical, emotional, and psychological well-being.

It often results in symptoms such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, and difficulty managing emotions.

“In 2020, around 68% of rural adults in the United States stated that they considered mental health to be a major problem in urban communities, but only 37 percent stated the same for rural communities” (AFBF, 2020).

Additionally, trauma is not limited to any particular person or group of people, nor by the circumstance of how it is felt. However, it has been found that “it is especially common in the lives of people with mental and substance use disorders” (SAMHSA, 2023). Also, “substance use, mental health conditions, and other risky behaviors have been linked with traumatic experiences [causing various] adverse effects on the individual’s mental health, physical health, emotional health, social well-being, [and] spiritual well-being” (SAMHSA, 2023).

If you are a victim of trauma and are seeking assistance and support in coping with it, it’s advisable to seek help from a healthcare professional or consider talking to your local medical practitioner or an HR department at your place of employment for further help. Not sure who else to reach out to? We can help too! At Healing Road Counseling, we are trained, and specialized, in counseling victims of trauma and stressful situations.

To connect with us, call us at 215-688-5116, or email us at for a free consultation where we will be able to help connect you to a healthcare professional who will be trained, and specialized, in handling matters involving trauma and stress relief. Just put “Free Consultation” in the subject line of the email, and we will follow up with you to schedule a date and time to speak further. Take the first step towards your recovery today.


AFBF. (December 4, 2020). Percentage of adults in rural areas who perceived mental health as a major problem in the following areas in the United States in 2020 [Graph]. In Statista. Retrieved June 24, 2023, from

SAMHSA. (April 24, 2023). Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occurring Disorders. Retrieved July 6, 2023, from

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