PTSD is a common disorder that can severely impact the lives of those suffering from it as well as the people around them. Many associate PTSD with war vets; however, anyone can suffer from the disorder if they’ve been affected by physical abuse, events that threaten your safety directly/indirectly as well as emotional trauma. There will always be reminders that may trigger, but the plan is to work through them and not let PTSD consume one’s life. TGFF will have counselors, and veteran counselors, to help refer you therapists or to group programs that will begin to meet in late Fall.
In the meantime ways to cope are: write down your thoughts and feelings, self-wellness (meditation, breathing exercises, hobbies), avoid high-stress situations (this can help balance your triggers), know when to seek help (therapy, talk to friends/family about your feelings and thoughts, doctor)