Did you know that there are less than 10 hospitals and an equally limited number of residential treatment facilities specializing in the treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociative Disorders in the USA? With the often unfair and impossible approval guidelines insurance providers require, particularly those affiliated with State Medicaid and Medicare programs, most patients go without emergent treatment. Those who are fortunate enough to meet the requirements then face the added misfortune of learning that their out-of-pocket expenses must be paid up front, before ever setting foot in the facility. Imagine desperately needing help in order to calm the chaos of flashbacks, intrusive thoughts, suicidal ideation, self-harm, and more, and being told that you are approved for treatment only if you can supply the down payment. That down payment typically ranges from $10,000 to $50,000 UP FRONT! This obviously means that many will never receive the treatment they need and deserve. It also means that many in need simply do not survive.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
One small part of Beauty After Bruises’ mission to help bridge the financial gaps in C-PTSD treatment is to maintain an Emergency Fund for situations just like this! This separate stream of funding is maintained to help fund those in need of inpatient, residential, IOP, PHP, and “intensive” programs. Choose your level of donation and know that every dollar makes a collective difference.
Thank you for making an impact on the lives of those who are truly at the mercy of the kindness of strangers. Lives will be saved because of people and businesses like you.