AHAF exists to help individuals and families heal from traumatic experiences.
Did you know?
Left untreated, post-traumatic stress can produce chronic symptoms that are life altering. Additionally, related problems often result in feelings of hopelessness that often go unreported. Symptoms should be targeted by early interventions and support.
What is a traumatic experience?
Traumatic experiences are a harmful or threatening events that are outside the range of normal experience and completely beyond control. Traumatic experiences can be life altering by negatively influencing the way people think and feel about themselves, others, and God. Additionally, intense emotional reactions can be triggered in normal daily life long after a traumatic experience. Those who experience post-traumatic stress can be troubled by thoughts of suicide and many attempt or complete suicide. Traumatic experiences include:
• Death of a loved one
• Severe trauma (life-threatening or potentially life-threatening situations, abuse)
• Divorce / Separation / Breakup / Major Family Conflict
• Developmental trauma (insecure attachments in childhood)
• Chronic diagnoses (individual or within the family) / Addictions
• Circumstances that reinforce negative thoughts and feelings
Only 29% of people with post-traumatic stress symptoms report contacting a mental health professional in the past year, and among the subset with severe depression, only 39% reported contact.
More than 2/3 of post-traumatic stress cases go unreported, for reasons varying from fear of losing employment to fear of rejection from loved ones.
Embrace your hope. Find your angels.
AHAF provides resources and guidance necessary for individuals and families to rebuild healthy spiritual, mental, and physical lives that soar above the traumatic experiences of the past.
Embrace your future. Be an angel.
AHAF inspires individuals and families to use their experience, strength, and hope to touch the lives of others. It is in service to others that many have discovered a life worth living.