How To Handle PTSD  

“PTSD comes from some type of traumatic event,” said Colleen Cira, PsyD., a psychologist who specializes in women and trauma.  “It can include things like war, car accidents, rape, physical assault, or even verbal and emotional abuse. Basically, any kind of scary or disturbing event that overwhelms our ability to cope falls into the PTSD category.”

One of the common causes of post-traumatic stress disorder is the occurrence of a life-changing event that one is not prepared for. An example of this is experiencing a loss of a loved one, ending a long-term relationship or quitting a career. At the same time, trauma can also result in this kind of mental disorder. Luckily, there are some proven effective ways on how to handle this kind of disease.



If you are a person who wants to get better at handling PTSD, this article is perfect for you. Be sure to read from start to finish so that you will get some tips:


 Tip No. 1: Understand What PTSD Means




The first vital step that you must do is to educate yourself about PTSD. Do not hesitate to research this illness. Read all the resources, but make sure to check first whether it is reliable or not. However, this does not mean that you can perform self-diagnosis after getting sufficient information about it.


Tip No. 2: Talk To A Therapist

“Stigma and shame unfortunately continue to inhibit countless sufferers from getting the help they need. According to National Association for Mental Health (NAMI), less than half of Americans with mental illness get the help they need. This simply isn’t good enough,” says Alicia Clark, PsyD.

Forget about the stigma of seeking professional help. What is essential at this point is that you open your mind to the possibility of speaking to a therapist who could help you handle PTSD. This professional will also provide you with the correct details or data about the said mental illness. Consult a therapist or psychiatrist as soon as possible to avoid some complications.



Tip No. 3: Connect With Others




Now is the perfect time to establish stronger ties with the people surrounding you. Learn how crucial it is for you to connect with others. This connection is what can inspire or motivate you to make better choices. Stop having second thoughts on opening up about your problems to others. Some people will be more than willing and happy to help you in any way possible.


Tip No. 4: Find Your Passion


Another smart or excellent thing that you can do is to start searching for the things that you are passionate about. Think of the activities that you have always wanted to try such as painting, baking, dancing, singing or traveling. Feel free to explore what you want to achieve. You will be amazed at how fantastic life is the moment you find the one thing that keeps you moving forward.


Tip No. 5: Meditate




“There are several different forms of meditation, each of which falls into one of two categories: mindfulness meditation and concentrative meditation,” according to Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP. Many have tried the former  and reports have said it can really alleviate bad moods and thoughts.

Do not underestimate the power of meditation. Make an effort to practice this activity until you become good at it. The combination of stress and trauma can be deadly. These things can affect the way you make decisions or do certain things. Hence, it is crucial to find an activity that can help you in this aspect. What you have to do is to meditate more so that you will have increased focus and attention. It will put you in a state of mindfulness.


Stop pressuring yourself with this sickness. Take note that it can still be curable. You must commit to putting your heart and mind into following the tips mentioned above.



















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Marie Miguel

Professional Experience Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade; covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to target subjects related to anxiety and depression specifically. As an editor, contributor, and writer for over 100 online publications Marie has covered topics related to depression, anxiety, stress, grief, various phobias, and difficult family circumstances. With regular content published on mental health authorities like TheMighty, Yahoo, GoodMenProject, ADAA, CCPA-ACCP, Silverts, AMHCA, etc... Marie has shown both her passion and dedication to discussing & educating topics related to mental health and wellness. With an understanding that there is never too much information and helpful research about mental health in all of its forms, she continues to look for new and creative ways to both start discussions & engage with others about these important topics. Before becoming an online researcher and writer, she worked as an Administrative Executive with different industries namely telecom, security workforce providers, trading companies, exclusive hotel and concierge services. After ten years of working in different industries, she decided to enter the world of freelancing in able to give more time to her precious daughter. Given this opportunity, it helped her discover and realize that she is both capable and passionate about expressing her opinions in creative and influential ways via writing. Education Marie Miguel is a loyalty awardee of St. Paul College where she spent her primary and secondary education. She holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration major in Computer Applications from De La Salle University - College of St. Benilde where she was also on the Dean's List for consecutive semesters during her college years. "My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness" It takes passion for being an expert researcher and writer of mental health related topics. Having lived through traumatic experiences in the past, it has become easier to express my opinions and findings I've discovered while researching a variety of situations and subjects. I aim to inspire every person that reads mental health & wellness related articles to provide hope in every struggle; just as my experiences have taught me. Additionally, I strive to contribute to the continual progression of mental health awareness by providing helpful information and significant resources to understand further the importance of keeping a healthy mind and well-being.