You know you have PTSD when…

You celebrate PTSD Awareness day by having party by yourself, smoking weed, and getting drunk.

This same goes for this blog as well…

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that this blog is not for Crisis Services! Please visit a blog such as this for one-on-one advice

You know you have PTSD when…

…you instinctively grab the dog and run outside because you’re afraid of the smoke alarm going off, as the dinner your family member is cooking has started to burn. You later end up panicking anyway, however, when your family member starts freaking out about your dog stealing part of said dinner.

You know you have PTSD when…

You feel more comfortable dealing with flashbacks, anxiety, nightmares, etc than real life challenges…

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Anonymous asked: You know you have ptsd when you're constantly afraid your friends think of you as a burden.

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Anonymous asked: You go from watching SUV all the time to not even being able to tolerate when someone else watches it in the same room.

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Anonymous asked: You know you have ptsd when someone makes you jump as a joke and you go into a full blown panic attack thinking everyone around you is going to hurt you

Hi all, I’ve been getting a lot of messages of folks telling me their story, asking for advice, or whether they have PTSD.  First of all, I am saddened to hear of so many stories, but it is only fair that I say that I am not a mental health professional. I can’t diagnose, I can’t really give an advice other than seek professional help. It’s worth it.

You know you have PTSD when…

Reflex says punch the guy who came running up from behind you because he just scared the shit out of you

You know you have PTSD when…

…You want to tell all the victims of the school stabbing near Pittsburgh, PA that they are not alone. My heart goes out to all those who are affected.

(From a follower, thank you!)

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Anonymous asked: I was diagnosed a couple years ago from years of abuse from my dad. I would be beaten up and got blamed for everything. He moved away. Lately, I've been getting depressed and I lash out on my family. Should I go back to therapy or what do I do?

I would definitely go back to therapy, especially if you’ve been through the process already.

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Anonymous asked: You know you have PTSD when you have physically pain in your chest or knots in your stomach when you realize what happened to you... even if you have been doing much better, but then it all hits you again.

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Anonymous asked: You know who have PTSD when you're having a great time with family and then something related to your trauma is mentioned or you think it's going to be mentioned, so you basically go into isolation mode for the rest of the day.

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lisa--doe asked: You know you have PTSD when you're trying to study in the library and you have to go to the bar asking for a frozen bottle of water, then go to the toilet and put it against your bare skin in order to feel something and get out of dissociation.