PTSD: Some Photo Illustrations

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a term that was originally designated for troops coming home from war. When I sought help at Safe Horizon, a place that treats people who have been abused, I was still dealing with the fact that I had been, well, abused. I thought I simply had bad taste in males, and my son’s dad was simply an arse. Who stalked me. And hacked into my private accounts. And followed me wherever I went. Etc.
I was given a (rather long) questionnaire, which I figured would result in my being told I was slightly paranoid. Instead, I was diagnosed as having PTSD.
I argued that was something only a veteran could have. I was wrong.
The following images are in no particular order as I had trouble posting them here — order became less important than simply posting the images.

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http://www.skepticink.com/gps/2014/05/11/ptsd-but-im-not-a-veteran-and-other-misconceptions-about-ptsd/

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.


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Social Anxiety:

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Most of these photos were taken from Reflections of my PTSD Life, Facebook

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Blessed Be,
D.K. Stevens

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