Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Conway Behavioral Health Hospital.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Signs & Symptoms of PTSD

Get in front of posttraumatic stress disorder by learning its effects. Read what causes PTSD, what signs to look out for, and potential co-occurring disorders. PTD can affect our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Understanding your symptoms is the first step to successful healing.
Understanding PTSD

Learn about PTSD

Posttraumatic stress disorder is a form of mental illness that develops in the aftermath of one or more traumatic events. Commonly referred to as PTSD, this mental health disorder can impact individuals who have directly experienced, witnessed, or even learned about the details of a traumatic event.

Military combat is one of the more widely recognized experiences that can lead to PTSD, but it is far from the only cause. Automobile accidents, physical assault, sexual abuse, terror attacks, natural disasters, and serious illnesses are among the many other events that can lead to PTSD.

It is absolutely normal to react negatively in the aftermath of trauma. Sadness, fear, anxiety, and other similar emotions are to be expected for a limited period of time after trauma. However, if such feelings persist, if they are accompanied by the experiences listed in the “Signs and Symptoms” section below, and if they are distressing enough that they impact your thoughts and actions, then you may have developed PTSD.

The good news is that posttraumatic stress disorder is treatable. With the right type and level of professional care, you can learn to manage your symptoms and once again enjoy a healthy and satisfying life.


PTSD statistics

The National Center for PTSD has collected the following information related to the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescents and adults in the United States:

  • More than 50% of all adults in the United States will experience at least one traumatic occurrence in their lives.
  • About 8% of the U.S. population will develop PTSD.
  • In a typical year, about 8.5 million men and women, or between 3% and 4% of the adult population in the U.S., will struggle with symptoms of PTSD.
  • About 5% of young people in the U.S. will meet the criteria for PTSD before they complete adolescence.
  • Among younger children, three out of every four cases of PTSD involve neglect.
  • Among older children and adolescents, about half of all PTSD cases involve physical and/or sexual assault.
Causes & Risk Factors

Causes and risk factors for PTSD

All cases of posttraumatic stress disorder occur in the aftermath of one or more traumatic events. However, not everyone who suffers trauma develops PTSD. The likelihood that a person will experience PTSD following a trauma may be influenced by several factors, including the following:

  • Gender (PTSD is more common among girls and women who experience trauma than among boys and men)
  • Family history of mental illness
  • Personal history of mental illness
  • Personal history of abuse, neglect, or other forms of childhood adversity
  • Experiencing multiple traumatic events
  • Experiencing particularly severe forms of trauma
  • Possessing certain temperaments, such as negative appraisals and inappropriate coping abilities
  • Living in poverty
  • Lower educational achievement
  • Lack of effective social support
Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of PTSD

The signs and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder may vary from person to person based on a wide range of individual factors. However, the following are among the more common indicators that a person may be struggling with PTSD:

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Abusing alcohol and/or other drugs
  • Acting in an uncharacteristically risky, reckless, or dangerous manner
  • Getting in fights, destroying property, or otherwise behaving violently
  • Avoiding events, experiences, and/or individuals who remind a person of the trauma

Physical symptoms:

  • Pervasive fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Sense of hyperarousal
  • Exaggerated startle response

Cognitive symptoms:

  • Finding it difficult or impossible to focus or concentrate
  • Consistently feeling that one is in danger
  • Experiencing recurring, intrusive, distressing memories of the trauma
  • Having vivid nightmares

Psychosocial symptoms:

  • Depersonalization and/or derealization
  • Dramatic mood swings
  • Unprovoked anger
  • Pulling away from family and friends
  • Irritability

Effects of PTSD

If you develop PTSD but do not receive effective treatment for this disorder, you may put yourself at risk for a variety of negative short- and long-term outcomes, including but not limited to the following:

  • Abusing and becoming addicted to alcohol or other drugs
  • Physical harm due to reckless or violent behaviors
  • Strained or ruined friendships or other relationships
  • Family discord
  • Substandard performance in school or at work
  • Academic failure
  • Job loss and chronic unemployment
  • Financial distress
  • Pervasive sense of hopelessness and/or helplessness
  • Social withdrawal and isolation
  • Suicidal thoughts and actions
Co-Occurring Disorders

PTSD & co-occurring disorders

If you have developed posttraumatic stress disorder, you may have an increased likelihood of also developing certain co-occurring mental health disorders, such as the following:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Substance use disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder

Looking to apply for one of our open positions?

Apply Here