I was scared to tell my doctor, family, or friends that I was sad and tired all the time, I blew off the nightmares, and I didn't talk with anyone about how hopeless I felt. Looking back now that I'm recovering from PTSD I wish I had gotten help sooner.
I regret all the years that I lost, needlessly suffering from depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
Who's at risk for trauma
Did you experience an event to yourself or someone close to you that was sudden, made you feel afraid, and you were unable to do anything about what was happening?
Did you grow up or spend time as an adult living in an unstable, danger-filled, or violent environment?
Do you work in an environment like social work, law enforcement, or the military where you're exposed to the danger and suffering in other people’s lives, or sometimes find yourself in danger while doing your job?
Were you taken away from your parents, had a big surgery or serious illness? What about being the victim of bullying, verbal, or physical abuse, or sexual assault or sexual harassment?
If you've answered yes to any of these questions you are at risk for experiencing trauma and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).
Free 5-minute PTSD self-test
Take this five-minute self-test to know if you need to talk with a professional.
There is no cure for PTSD and other mental disorders but PTSD is as manageable as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Take this free, five-minute, PTSD self-assessment today.
If you're serving or have served in the military, this version of the PTSD self-assessment is specific to you.
Score your PTSD self-assessment
Scores for the PTSD self-assessment range from 17 - 85 points. A score of 44 or above means you should make an appointment to talk with a professional.
My personal advice for you--as your friend is, regardless of your score, if someone in your life is telling you, or you feel like even one of these symptoms is affecting your life, just make an appointment to talk with your general or family doctor today.
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