Sometimes, after particularly traumatic experiences, an individual can experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. PTSD most often occurs after a terrifying event where physical harm occurred or was threatened. These events can include assaults, rape, accidents, military combat, fires, or other disasters. PTSD can occur in the person who was involved in the incident, or a close friend, family member or relative of the person who was involved. If you think you or someone you know is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or even if you or someone you know is having difficulty with a traumatic event (and perhaps it is not PTSD) it is worth talking to someone about, or accessing your resources for. You are worth making sure you or someone you care about is getting the help they may need.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can include:
Frightening thoughts and memories of their ordeal
Emotional detachment, often noticed by friends and family members
Difficulty sleeping, or sleeping too much
Feeling irritable and easily startled
Feeling uncomfortable in previously comfortable environments
What if this sounds like me?
When to Get Help
If you feel trapped, behind in your school work, stuck, and you want more information see or just to talk to someone about how to help yourself or a friend, Campus Specific Resources lets you know about live person resources in your area.
You are not alone, we are here to help!