Many people suffer from PTSD. In the U.S. alone, roughly 9% of our population have experienced PTSD at some point in their lives(@OAS, 2018). Many are military members, many are mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, grandparents and children.
Symptoms of trauma-related mental issues have been documented as far back as the ancient Greeks (@OAS, 2018).
During the World Wars, PTSD was labeled under differing terms such as shell-shock, and combat neurosis. PTSD was coined in the 1970’s after large numbers of servicemen returning from the Vietnam War, were experiencing symptoms related to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was officially recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980, in the third edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (@OAS, 2018).
TBL acknowledges PTSD as a real mental health crisis. We would like to recognize all of our followers, friends and members who fight with the effects of PTSD every day.
The bold link below will bring you to an online PTSD screening that can help you to see how high-or-low your levels of PTSD may be.
I personally scored a 33.
I still struggle with the after-effects of my brother’s suicide any time there is a death in my family, or with someone close.
Finding ways to cope and utilizing coping tools can make your journey a little less rocky.
Hopefully you find the link useful.
Take care everyone.