As Joelle Rabow Maletis puts it, "Most of us will experience some kind of trauma during our lifetime. Sometimes, we escape with no long-term effects. But for millions of people, those experiences linger, causing symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, and negative thoughts that interfere with everyday life."
PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a complicated mental health condition that can be caused by a variety of scenarios in our lives, and produce a variety of symptoms. It is also important to note that a traumatic experience for one individual may not be experienced as traumatic for someone else, and/or they may not experience the same symptoms or severity of symptoms. To learn more about how our brain reacts to trauma and the science behind PTSD, watch this short video below. And always know that help IS available.