Bridges to Recovery Residential Treatment Program Available Following Colorado Shooting Tragedy

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Providing words of comfort following the aftermath of a tragedy such as the one in Colorado is a difficult task.

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The tragedy in Aurora has re-emphasized the importance of seeking assistance in dealing with serious mental health issues.

In light of the terrible tragedy of the Aurora movie theater shooting in Colorado, Bridges to Recovery wishes to express sincere condolences to the victims and their families. We hope for a speedy recovery for those that were injured during this horrifying attack.

Providing words of comfort following the aftermath of a tragedy such as the one in Colorado is a difficult task. The tragedy in Aurora has re-emphasized the importance of seeking assistance in dealing with serious mental health issues. Bridges to Recovery urges individuals to make a point to take care of their emotional well-being and reminds loved ones to reach out to family members and friends that are struggling with mental health issues. While some individuals are able to find sufficient support from loved ones, the assistance of mental health professionals may at times be necessary for a person to regain control over their personal emotional health.

Individuals or family members who have become concerned about mental health issues can contact the residential mental health facilities at Bridges to Recovery for an evaluation of what kind of treatment option may be optimal for their unique situation. Admission representatives are available at all times to answer questions and discuss the best treatment path for an individual suffering from mental disorders such as Bipolar, Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and PTSD. Family members are welcome to call on the behalf of a loved, although it is important to note that the affected individual must personally consent to entering a treatment program at Bridges to Recovery or elsewhere.

The media coverage of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater attack may itself cause emotional distress for some people. Not only does reflecting on the tragedy itself affect one’s state of mind, but the constant reminders of the tragedy that are viewed on television and the Internet can actually cause psychological symptoms in some individuals. Those wishing to learn more about how media coverage following mass tragedy can affect the human mind can read an article written by the medical director of Bridges to Recovery following the September 11th terrorist attacks here.

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