Do you live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or know someone who does? Here are some facts you should know about this mental illness...
Now that we are equipped with these facts, let's talk about providing support for our community of friends and family who live with PTSD. First, ask how you can support. Each individual, literally has a different brain and processes PTSD differently. So, ask how you may support. Second, please do not pressure them into talking if they do not want to. This may be a trigger. Third, educate yourself on PTSD; thankfully, there are many resources like: NAMI, PTSD.va.gov, and many more. And last, please understand that PTSD does not only affect our brave service members. This illness has no face, no color, no blood type, no job description, and no two brains are a like.
Brandlyn Owens is passionate about exploring and educating herself and others about mental health topics. She's a momma of 2 kiddos and she resides in Durham, NC.