More about ptsd

Some facts about PTSD

The signs

  • Changes in attitudes and behavior that are not in keeping with the person’s values, morals, or usual character.
  • Uncharacteristic, anger, anxiety, agitation and moodiness that seems difficult to understand.
  • Withdrawing or isolating from family, friends, social gatherings and activities that they previously enjoyed.
  • Difficulty in taking care of self or other responsibilities: this may include struggling to maintain hygiene, finances or work responsibilities.
  • Engaging in self-destructive behaviors, including extensive alcohol or illegal drug use.
  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness, worthlessness, or suicidal thoughts such as “the world would be better off without me.”

Common negative reactions

  • Intrusive reactions 
  • Distressing thoughts or images of the event while awake or dreaming 
  • Upsetting emotional or physical reactions to reminders of the experience 
  • Feeling like the experience is happening all over again (“flashback”)

What Helps

  • Talking to another person for support or spending time with others
  • Positive, distracting activities ( sports, hobby)
  • Using relaxation methods ( breathing, meditation, soothing music)
  • Participating in a support group
  • Keeping a journal
  • Seeking counseling
  • Exercising in moderation

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Americans have PTSD at any given time.

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of all outpatient mental health patients have PTSD.

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of the soldiers who’ve been deployed in the past 6 years have PTSD.

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of children who witness a parental homicide or sexual assault develop PTSD.

You don’t have to do it alone

Support groups

Research has shown that support groups can be a big help on your way of dealing with PTSD

Become friends

We all keep an eye on each other outside of the group. Sometimes its good to just hear a hello and ” I am here if you need me”‘ from a friend.

Relax

Learning relaxation techniques and hear how others relax and cope with their PTSD will show you how to be able to calm yourself in stressful, “triggering” situations.

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