From “What’s wrong with you?” to “What happened to you?”
Before treating someone with mental illness, it’s important to understand the trauma and past experiences that shape who this person has become.
Trauma can be a single event or multiple instances of abuse, neglect or disaster that form how people respond to those around them.
Trauma-Informed Care recognizes and evaluates the role trauma has played in individual patients’ lives and mental illnesses they are battling.
Gundersen Behavioral Health professionals have received Trauma-Informed Care training, with the hope of improving the care experience for these patients.