PTSD – Lets talk

Writing is a passion. For some, it could be considered as an outlet to release all the troubles being felt at that moment. Others write to inform, or to argue. But there are also those times when a person write to tell a story – their story. Her story.

With, it’s all of the above. It is about giving into a passion as the troubles are released by informing people of a real life story. It is a story that spoke of a battle faced in an everyday life. It is a battle that is taken one day at the time. As opposed to your usual stories with a happily-ever after ending, the story here might not have that same ending. This is a never-ending story of a struggle that is filled with roller coaster of emotions that just never ceases. Follow here a real-life encounter of a person who suffered from PTSD as she almost lost an important part of her life.


PTSD or Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that’s triggered by any terrifying event – either experiencing it themselves, or witnessing it happen. One may suffer from continuous flashbacks, nightmares, uncontrollable thoughts, and severe anxiety about the event as symptoms. They could be destructive, or just depressed.

Mostly, military soldiers are known to experience this after being exposed to war. Many among them recount being jumpy and panicky at the little sounds they hear like the opening and closing of the garage doors. There are even those who cannot sleep with their partners because the body alone feels repressive and suffocating. It’s like bringing them back to those moments when they encounter enemies and engaged.


Most often overlooked however is that common people also experience PTSD. This is most especially when faced with a life and death situations like losing a child who you carried in your insides for 9 amazing months. The symptoms is the same although in a different setting.

Your emotions play with your mind so that there are times when functioning is even hard. You cannot do anything but stare in a faraway place only you could see, and endure. You suffered from it anywhere, even in the most inconvenient places.

Your everyday life is affected and it seems as if sometimes, you just want to live in that little shell you made for yourself. If there are no support group available for you, you just might.


Good thing about suffering is having great friend who are supportive enough to help you deal with it. They are strong when you are not, and a source of courage when you need one.

Also, it helps to find a hobby, in this case writing, to help release all the negativity from the system and cope. It may not be the same hobby, but something that takes your mind out of your trouble may be helpful. If you are into sports, it would be helpful as well. If you are not, then perhaps you could try involving yourself now. Although at the end of the day, it is your strong will that would help.