The community losses valuable members to mental disorders while at the same time human relations between the patient and his/her care givers is strained.
Economic crises usually impose traumatic effects on the families and communities that experience them: families and communities in economic crises are usually made to be unable to properly meet their basic human needs such as food, shelter, and clothing thus increasing misery. War incidents and many other violent and brutal acts like stabbing, shooting, or rape usually impose traumatic effects to families and the community at large, both as individual victims and or as witnesses.
In order to effectively deal with post traumatic stress, secondary traumatization, and stress, one can employ cognitive and behavioral therapy strategies by changing his or her thinking patterns to reduce flashbacks of the traumatic events. When using biochemical strategies, one uses medications that just reduce the symptoms though there is no known medical cure for Post Traumatic Stress. Group therapy provides the much needed social support for remission from Post Traumatic Stress.
In most cases, people have stigmatized mental health problems making it harder for patients to openly seek help thus hampering the struggle to deal with post traumatic stress. Several leadership decisions can help reduce these stigmatization attitudes by communicating that it is socially acceptable seeking help early before the problem gets out of hand. Stigmatization can also be reduced by motivating people to seek early help through the provision of a caring and responsive environment.
Traumatic re-enactment can be defined as the lingering automatic behavioral repetition of the past traumatic events. This unconscious repetition of traumatic action sometimes in a disguised manner clearly indicates that some one is suffering from post traumatic stress emanating