For Those Suffering Trauma in Wake of Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest, Hazelden Betty Ford Mental-Health Services Can Help

Hazelden Betty Ford supports TV-production pros

The cardiac arrest suffered by Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin on the field during last night’s Monday Night Football matchup between the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals is the kind of traumatic event that can have a ripple effect on everyone from the fans watching at home to the TV-production professionals onsite covering the action. For the latter, SVG would like to remind everyone of a wide range of mental-health support mechanisms available via our collaboration with Hazelden Betty Ford.

Most immediately, Hazelden Betty Ford offers outpatient mental-health services for anyone struggling to cope with life’s challenges. Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a mental-health disorder or are beginning to seek answers, mental-health assessments and counseling can be a helpful place to start when you’re struggling in life but don’t know what you need. Outpatient counseling and therapy are also beneficial following inpatient addiction or mental-health treatment to support and further your healing journey.

Among the most common mental-health issues that Hazelden Betty Ford’s licensed and credentialed mental-health providers can address are stress, traumatic events like last night’s game, or even the need to overcome poor self-esteem or build resiliency. To learn more, dial 855-348-7018 to reach someone at Hazelden Betty Ford today or click here for more information. 

And, of course, all are welcome to attend SVG’s Win Back Your Life 12-Step Meetings, which are held every Tuesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT. The meetings provide support and community to those in (or seeking) recovery for a substance-use disorder. It’s an opportunity to begin each day in just the right way, and you can join from anywhere. All are welcome!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT
WHERE: CLICK HERE or enter Zoom Meeting ID 850-348-7018

Those looking for additional support may also want to check out a Hazelden Betty Ford podcast that examines the intersection of trauma and addiction. The podcast features Dr. Stephanie Covington, who considers it is unwise to ignore trauma when treating addiction and co-occurring disorders. In fact, she believes, a failure to address PTSD leaves a person more vulnerable to re-traumatization and returning to substance use. In the episode, Covington and host William C. Moyers chat about the connection between trauma and addiction, the high frequency of that combination, and the best approaches for treating both. To listen, click here.

For more information about Hazelden Betty Ford’s wide range of mental-health offerings, click here:

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