Our society truly struggles with discussing mental health issues in our community, and it has been one of the hardest aspects in my healing process. As a result, I have started this page as a means to transmit information that I wish I’d known when I started my post-trauma journey.
Overview: What Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder? The National Institute of Mental Health defines Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. An example of such an event could be a natural disaster, a car accident, a sexual assault, a robbery, combat or even a terrorist … Continue reading What Is PTSD?
What are the symptoms of PTSD? PTSD signs and symptoms are different for every individual. While most symptoms develop within three months of a traumatic event, The Mayo Clinic notes it is not uncommon for symptoms to develop years later. While there are a number of symptoms that some experience in their battle with PTSD, … Continue reading Symptoms of PTSD
How Do I Know If I Have PTSD? What Should I Do? While people commonly associate the disorder with returning war veterans or men/women in the army, these are not the only individuals who are capable of experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. However, many people who have experienced trauma outside of war can experience this debilitating … Continue reading Do I Have PTSD?