PTSD is a natural response to trauma, just as bleeding is a normal response to being stabbed.
This is a vital point actually. So often we feel like we are going crazy and some people feel a sense of shame for developing PTSD. Would you feel that same sense of shame for bleeding, though? Or breaking a leg? Same difference. This is the result of your experiences, it says nothing about you other than that you are a survivor.
I want to reflect on some of the misinformation that floats around about PTSD.
- PTSD does not only affect veterans
- PTSD isn’t just in your head
- PTSD is not a sign of weakness
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