It Happens. But it doesn’t have to define us.

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Recognize the Trauma and Let’s Rise Together

Life presents challenges, in the form of adversity, chronic stress and in many cases, emotional trauma. How we respond to these challenges can affect our well-being and mental health, putting us at higher risk of struggling socially, emotionally and physically. Trauma is both the experience and the effect a painful or frightening experience has on us.

In some cases, the events are deeply disturbing, threatening our safety or that of a loved one. Events might include physical, sexual or mental abuse; neglect; food deprivation or homelessness; being a victim of a violent crime; growing up in dysfunctional family or losing a loved one. In other cases, we may be affected over time by circumstances and events that seem minor in comparison but combine to create the same traumatic response. Financial insecurity, job loss or stress, divorce, moving, academic anxiety, and conflicts with friends or a loved one are examples of these.

Let’s unite as a community and be there for each other, we can de-stigmatize mental health and rise together.

BY RECOGNIZING THE HURT AND FINDING THE HELP WE NEED TO OVERCOME THEM, HEALING CAN BEGIN. AND WE BECOME MORE RESILIENT IN THE PROCESS.

Take a Quick Mental Health Quiz

Online screening is one of the quickest and easiest ways to determine whether you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions, such as depression or anxiety, are real, common and treatable. And recovery is possible.

Can We Help?

Sometimes we don’t know if we’ve experienced trauma, but we recognize some of the experiences discussed here. It can be difficult to know where to even begin looking for someone trustworthy to talk to. The Recognize & Rise partners work to deliver trauma-informed care that creates safe and welcoming environments to all who seek support. Let us help you get to the right person.

Become a part of the Change

Pass the Penny Challenge

Like pennies, no matter what we look like, no matter where we’ve been, we all hold the same value. Recognize & Rise has launched #PassthePennyTX, a campaign of Texans “passing a penny”, either in person or virtually via social media to a friend, co-worker, or loved one — sharing something they admire about the recipient and challenging the recipient to do the same to someone else, always posting with the hashtag #PassthePennyTX.

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IT’S NEVER TOO SOON OR TOO LATE TO DEAL WITH THE IMPACT OF TRAUMA.

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Journaling helps us heal by disclosing emotions rather than stuffing them down, which is known to be harmful for our health. Through writing, our pain gets translated into black-and-white words that exist outside of ourselves, helping us make sense of them.

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