Almost everyone will Experience a traumatic event in their lifetime. Initially we may be very upset, frightened or sad. Usually over time grief passes the pain lessens, and life becomes relatively normal.
However, some people may experience life threatening situations that are so distressing that the memory does not fade. They begin to live their lives trying to avoid reminders of what has happened to them. These people may be experiencing Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a serious condition that elicits emotional, physiological, and physiological responses.
All human beings experience intense stress following an event that involved serious injury or death (actual or threatened) or that involved witnessing others in such a situation. Normal stress reactions may include:
We are a peer support group consisting of those who have experience traumatic events such as combat, a life-threatening event, natural disasters, serious accidents, sexual assault, etc. We are not mental health professionals, we are survivors of traumatic events. We have learned that recovery comes in stages toward recovery Many of us are still on our journey to fully recover.
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