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