What is PTSD?
So what is PTSD? Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can lead to symptoms such as intrusive memories, flashbacks, nightmares, and avoidance of reminders related to the trauma.
Almost everyone lives through something traumatic at some point in life. Most people have a lot of distress right after a trauma happens but begin to feel better over time. For other people, the distress continues, and they begin to have symptoms that really impact their lives.