https://www.instagram.com/p/BYbBOXihvtB/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BYYmT-5BsL9/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BYYkl5DhZ5L/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BXRUIE-Bb7p/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BXampOTBHat/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BXLHC8XBtP9/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/BXIehEqBmio/?tagged=ptsdmemes https://www.instagram.com/p/7WRkkJgIIP/ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWYjU42hd2U/?taken-by=coping_with_ptsd https://www.instagram.com/p/BXeEgBahqqe/?tagged=ptsdmemes
Can Alcohol protect you from feeling down? Share your story in comments! I’m not an expert on PTSD but I know I’m in a bad state every day at some point. Some days I fake through, some days I find funny shows that I DVR, some days I look outside and...
How do you struggle with PTSD? Share to show your Support!  Well, I have heard that dogs can help people with depression, but I have never heard that a cat could do the same thing. When I got my last cat, I realized she stays by my side no matter what....
Have you ever been in a Car Accident? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. Hi, my name is Frankie. I am a victim of circumstance. I have gotten into a really bad automobile accident 10 years ago. I suffer from a TBI...
What triggered your PTSD? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. I was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) about 2 years ago after I got into a car accident when I was racing at the race track in the town I live...
PTSD Symptoms can include: Outbursts of anger Inability to feel hopeful Nightmares Feeling stressed Sleeping problems Distorted or misplaced thoughts Reckless or self-destructive behavior Loss in interest in life and daily activities Feelings of despair Feeling on edge Difficulty regulating emotions Problems with concentration irritable or aggressive behavior Isolating...
What do you do to stay positive? Show your support by Commenting! My name is Ed and my family and I are domestic violence survivors. We were all abused by ex-dad who’s in prison for 150 years. For most of my life, until I was 18, we lived with my abusive dad....
Were you lucky to get the Help you Needed? Share and Comment to show your Support! I’ve been struggling with PTSD. There were a lot of times I wasn’t sure if I should ask for help, but then I did a little research for places where I can go to try and...
Have you ever been in an Abusive Relationship? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. I got into a bad relationship 4 years ago to whom I thought was my everything. We were together for about 3 months when all hell broke loose....
Do you have any daily routines that help you stay on track with your life? Share to Show your Support! My story started when I was a boy. My corrupt, evil father raped my sister, and she raped me. After that, I moved with my mom to Florida. She lost...
Can you relate to this story of abuse and survival? Show your Support in the Comments and by Sharing! Where to start? I grew up in a family with good funds and resources but it wasn’t a healthy childhood. I didn’t follow in my biological father’s or birth certificate father’s footsteps...
What do you do to fight PTSD? Show your support by Commenting! Fighting PTSD, anxiety and depression has been something I’ve been struggling with for thirty years. If it wasn’t for medication management with a psychiatrist, intense therapy support and coping with my disease I’d be dead by now. I get...
How do you Help yourself when you are in Pain? Share and Comment to show your Support! My story begins by being born from a young mother who was sick with a heroin addiction. She was too sick to care for me and often was abandoned and severely neglected. I was in...
Would you like to share your personal experience with PTSD? Share and Comment to show your Support! Born in 1975, I am the first generation born in the States as an American Italian. It has got to be one of the most dysfunctional cultures, filled with secrets, lies, deceit and abuse....
PTSD is like an Iceberg. An Iceberg has over 90% of its mass below the surface. Meaning that you don’t see 90% of the iceberg. This is a good metaphor for PTSD as its effects are not always outward facing. You don’t necessarily know all the symptoms that someone...
1. While not necessarily a symptom in you, often your loved ones and friends will try and get you to talk about your past when you’re not ready. 2. Often the term PTSD is thrown around too often and there are certain stigma’s attached to it. No one person with...
What was the First PTSD Symptom you noticed? Show your support by Commenting! I have PTSD symptoms for almost 6 years. At first, I didn’t even notice that I have those symptoms. I was sexually assaulted 6 years ago, and I went to some of the Japanese psychiatric clinics. But they forced...
Did you have enough support from family to overcome your PTSD? Share your story to Raise Awareness! In many ways, being diagnosed with PTSD has affected my mental and emotional health. I was sexually and mentally abused as a child. Growing up, I often felt anxious and scared. I did...
What helps you move forward on difficult days? Show your support by Commenting! Iwas a happy, well adjusted attractive middle-aged, middle-class soccer mom who thought I’d achieved everything a woman could and should in life – I was on top of the world and proud of the life I’d worked so...
Have you overcome your trauma? Share and Comment to show your Support! I was raped twice in my life. I was a teenager, a girl who doesn’t remember her assault. Instead, an officer took me out of the juvenile cell. I was 16 years old and wondering what I did wrong....
How do you stay faithful through hard days? Share to show your support! Back in September of 2000, I fell 25 ft down elevator Shaft. Landed on my head. I was in a coma for 3 weeks at SLU and then was sent to Forest Park Rehab Hospital. Then, I...
What do you wish people knew about having bipolar disorder? Share this story to show your support! When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder I was told that I would go from hot to cold for no reason. I beg to differ. My problem is that I let things build...
It was dawn and it was feeding time for the sharks when Bernard reached for the smooth, black handle of his passenger door and accidentally bumped the steaming hot side panel. “Ouch!” Bernard said. “That was hot!” He got into his, shiny, new, truck and drove to the beach, in Florida,...
Hi, my name is Ana. You name it I’ve been through, it tried it or done it. I was molested by an Uncle of mine and my half-brother. I was kind of sexually active as a teenager. I was into drugs my late teenage years going to parties. One day I...
Thіѕ is Pоѕt-Trаumаtіс Strеѕѕ Disorder, оr PTSD. And thіѕ іѕ my life. I can’t tell you еxасtlу whеn I bеgаn tо realize I ѕuffеr frоm PTSD. Wаѕ іt the іnѕоmnіа? Thе nіghtmаrеѕ? Thе flashbacks? Wаѕ іt thе bоutѕ оf rаgе fоllоwеd bу the сhаѕm оf nothingness? Wаѕ it thе соnѕtаnt numbnеѕѕ...
Just because I have PTSD does not mean that changes who I am. Don’t talk to me differently. Don’t Love me differently. I want to be treated the same way as before. I will always be the same person in your heart even if my body does change. This...
  Which one is your Favorite? Tell us in the Comments! Source: CureUp
“Pick the woman with bruised wings and blood under her fingernails. She’ll show you a thing or two about survival.” What would You do differently if you were in My Shoes? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have had a rough life and have fought my way through with, what...
Hi, I am the author of my new baby born book titled « PTSD Beautiful Trauma », a memoir of my journey coping with PTSD, after Paris attacks (2015-2016). My workplace was involved in both attacks, January and November. After Charlie Hebdo's board office's attack and the printing house's owner held hostage...
Have you ever been assaulted? How did it make you feel? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. A few years ago, something really bad and traumatic happened to me. I was walking in the street on my way home and I remember...
How to Survive a Hurricane Hurricanes are among the worst natural disasters that affect North and Central America. Being prepared if you are in a hurricane zone can make all the difference. Having a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration radio will help keep you updated in the event of a...
Have you ever been in a situation where people said men cannot be raped? How did you feel about it? Tell us your Opinion in the Comments! Share to Raise Awareness that Men can get Sexually Assaulted too! While on active duty in the Army, I was raped by my platoon...
If there was one thing you could say to help people understand your Condition, what would it be? How would you describe it? Share to show your Support! Finding out the reality of my condition after my TBI and PTSD was the hardest realization ever experienced by me. To me, it...
Are you also a Bipolar Disorder warrior? Everyone’s story matters. Share this Story and Yours on the Blog! I have Bipolar Disorder. My world isn’t like others. My mind doesn’t work the same. My life as a whole is a chaotic puzzle that has so many pieces which don’t fit. My name...
Had an Outburst of Anger - $15 Been told you ‘Look Sick’ but you’re not  - $10 Feeling of Guilt - $5 Feeling Pure Bliss when you get to hug your pet - $25 Someone constantly brings up your past to you, which doesn’t help at all -...
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for people to have more than one mental illness. Donna experiences bipolar disorder, dissociative disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Donna describes her life before recovery as a “living hell” – repeatedly in and out of the hospital and attempted suicide. Even her doctors thought...
My name is Daniel and this is my message to anyone that has just been diagnosed with PTSD. As someone who has dealt with PTSD for a few years now, I feel like I can offer some words of advice for those who are just entering this new world. It...
What helps you move forward on difficult days? Show your Support by Commenting! When I was 11, I was sexually abused by the father of the girl I would babysit. The girl would ride on the bus with me, she was the same as my little sister. One day while I...
“The other side of the river is my go-to place.” “So, You are Mr. Darcy?” Ex-Serviceman for RAF (Royal Army Forces), Darren, says promptly: « Sure I am ». He lives in Norfolk, King’s Lynn, UK. His photos captured my...
Have you learned anything new about yourself after you got Diagnosed? What is that? Share to show your Support!  I am 42 years old women who were diagnosed at 15 with manic depression, otherwise known as  Bipolar type 1 disorder, personality disorder, PTSD, Schizoaffective disorder and a couple other disorders. I...
What triggered your PTSD? Take a Read, Comment to show your Support and Share if you can Relate. I’ve had a lot of deaths around me lately. When my dog died it hit me very very hard because she was with me for 17 years. We had her mom and...
What's the reason for your PTSD? Show your support by Commenting! I have suffered from PTSD ever since I can remember. It first started when I was a victim of a sexual assault by two people. My mom had a friend, they were pretty close. My mom’s friend had two sons...
What is Post-traumatic Stress Disorder? PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychological disorder categorized as an anxiety disorder where bad memories of the traumatic event assault the person's mind at any time. Traumatic experiences such as the consequences of illness, natural disasters, catastrophes or the physical damage suffered are...
How did you deal with your depression? Comment below to share your thoughts! Ialways heard the phrase “I miss the old me” when I was growing up. Well, here I am 41 years old and saying exactly the same phrase. I’ve been dealing with depression most of my adult life. It wasn’t...
What was your first Reaction when you got your Diagnosis? Share to Show your Support! I survived physical, emotional and sexual abuse at the hands of my father at a very young age. I have never forgotten the details of the abuse but did not let it affect my daily...
Were you a Victim of Abuse? Share your Experience to Raise Awareness! Yes, I smiled on the outside so that no one knew what was going on in the inside! I was putting myself in this little hell because I thought it was normal! I had no clue that life should...
How would you explain BPT Splitting? Tell us in the Comments! Splitting is known as black and white thinking. A good description since it causes me to only see good or bad with no in-between shades of gray. Splitting is almost exclusively a symptom of BPD. Various doctors have the...
Not being able to celebrate the fourth of July like everyone else That feeling when you get home to your pet and are able to hug it via GIPHY When people want to constantly bring up what happened to you, and you’re not ready to relive it Not being...
What steps can we take to protect ourselves, to advocate for ourselves, when doctors seem to assume that everything is ‘all in your head’ after you've had your diagnosis? Share and Comment to show your Support! I have had issues with pain and vomiting my entire life, but the onset age...