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The Importance Of Therapy In Coping With PTSD
The shooting in Las Vegas at the Route 91 Music Festival on Oct. 1, 2017, shook the music community.
As with any such profoundly tragic disaster, the survivors who are left to pick up the pieces can often find themselves feeling set adrift. Their world has been forever changed; their sense of safety and security can feel shattered.
Oftentimes, while first responders on the scene are able to treat or triage the immediate physical injuries, a wider ripple of less obvious symptoms can tragically be left untreated. n some cases, survivors may only feel shock during the immediate aftermath, only to find symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder manifest themselves months, or even years, later.
For music people affected by such an intensely upsetting near-death experience, and indeed for music creators affected by any aspect the full spectrum of mental health concerns, whether stemming from a situational cause or developmental scenario, MusiCares is committed to helping ensure that access to mental health treatment can be made available, even to those with little or no health insurance or other financial concerns.
Read what one recent client has to say about the help they were able to receive thanks to MusiCares:
"After the Vegas shootings I experienced nightmares and severe anxiety. It’s not like I could go out and talk to friends about this experience, because none of them could relate. I love what I do professionally and I knew in order to keep working in the music industry, I’d have to get some help. The trauma therapy that I have been receiving thanks to MusiCares, has been a lifesaver."