PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, happens after an individual experiences a traumatic event. This can include but is not limited too, a near death experience, an accident, combat trauma, sexual abuse, physical abuse, etc. According to the website, helpguide.org, “it’s normal for your mind and body to be in shock after such an event, but this normal response becomes PTSD when your nervous system gets ‘stuck.’” PTSD is extremely common not only among veterans and active duty military personnel, but also among the general population.
IS THERE A CURE TO PTSD?
Long story short, no there is not a cure for PTSD. According to psychguides.com, “As with most mental illnesses, no cure exists for PTSD, but the symptom can be effectively managed to restore the affected individual to normal functioning. The best hope for treating PTSD is a combination of medication and therapy.” Wiregrass Warriors goal is to be a part of the puzzle to help veterans treat their PTSD symptoms through being outdoors, decompressing, and bonding with their children.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOM OF PTSD?
PTSD rears it’s ugly head many different ways, but some of the most common are:
Behavioral Issues: social isolation, irritability, hostility
Mood Issues: guilt, loneliness, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed
Sleep Issues: nightmares, sleeplessness
Psychological Issues: fear, flashbacks, severe anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts
This is in no way an exhaustive list of the symptoms of PTSD but they are common. If you are struggling with any of these issues, visit www.mywiregrasswarriors.com and contact us. If we can’t help, we can find someone who can.
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