Not all wounds are “visible”, hence why we decided to adopt “Invisible Injuries” as the name of our organisation (a well known terminology in its own right).
Invisible Injuries raises funds to support organisations offering direct assistance to address the issues associated with stress related conditions.
You, your friend or indeed a family member may have experienced traumatic events that have left psychological scars, even long after the episode itself has passed. Problems like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Depression, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Substance Abuse can all negatively influence an individual’s relationships with the people they love, and determine how well they are (or are not) able to interact in daily society.
These problems – left untreated – can often lead to such serious issues as domestic violence, alcoholism, drug addiction and even suicide.
The causes may be varied: soldiers returning from the atrocities of war; those who have lost a loved one unexpectedly (bereavement); victims of domestic abuse; mothers that have gone through traumatic births (leading to Post Natal Depression or PND); those suffering from a terminal illness; ex-offenders who are locked in a vicious cycle of crime and unemployment – to name just a few – yet the above consequences are often only too familiar.
Unfortunately, many individuals are not aware that they have these problems, or do not seek appropriate treatment because they fear either being “labelled” by society, or indeed losing their status/position in their place of work.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be this way – there can be an end to the feeling of despondency. Seeking the proper help – and indeed sooner rather than later – can spare you and those around you a lot of pain and anguish.
The organisations with which Invisible Injuries cooperate address the negative thought processes of each individual, and identify the most appropriate therapy. Once the causes of these negative thoughts have been confronted – through confiding and sympathetic advocacy – the individual concerned will be able to rediscover their own freedom of mind, and once again make informed life choices, form positive thoughts and therefore plan a more positive future.