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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Following a traumatic event, series of events, or set of conditions, PTSD can affect an individual’s physical, emotional, social, and mental wellbeing.

What is it?

PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Those with PTSD struggle with intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the danger has passed. Symptoms normally appear within 3 months of the event and persist for months and sometimes years. These symptoms can have a detrimental effect on daily life and relationships. 

Many of those struggling with PTSD need professional treatment to recover. We offer a range of services for those struggling with PTSD. To learn more, schedule an informational call with one of our health navigators.

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Symptoms of PTSD

PTSD Symptoms often fall into 4 categories: 

Intrusive Thoughts 

  • Flashbacks 
  • Distressing dreams 
  • Fearing harm from others 

Avoidance 

  • Avoiding people, activities, and situations related to the traumatic event 
  • An aversion to speaking about the event 

Negative Thoughts & Feelings 

  • Self-blame 
  • Guilt 
  • Depression 
  • Numbness 
  • Hopelessness 

Reactivity 

  • Angry outbursts 
  • Destructive behaviour 
  • Reckless behaviour 

Whatever you’re facing, you are not alone. If you’re currently in crisis, please call the national suicide helpline at 1.833.456.4566 or 911.

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