6 things that can cause PTSD (triggers warning)

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) is a mental illness that is brought about when we experience a traumatic event ourselves.

Or when we witness or hear about a traumatic event that happened to someone we love.

Statistics show that approximately 1 out of every 3 people who experience severe trauma develop PTSD.

The American Psychological Association defines trauma as “any event where there is a serious threat to one’s life.”

Symptoms may include nightmares or flashbacks, avoidance of situations that bring back the trauma, heightened reactivity to stimuli, anxiety or depressed mood.

People with PTSD have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended.

They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares; they may feel sadness, fear or anger; and they may feel detached or estranged from other people.

This video can help you learn more about PTSD and to help raise awareness on the topic.

Important Disclaimer: This video may be triggering, so please do not watch if you feel it would be harmful to you.

This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help.

This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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