Helping yourself & others
People who have experienced and recovered from posttraumatic stress disorder are clear that PTSD cannot be battled alone.
It takes a social support system and the help of a trained mental health professional. It also takes courage, coping, and self-care. If you love someone who has PTSD, it affects you, too. When someone you love has been in danger or harmed, you will have your own feelings of fear, anger, and sadness. You also want to help your loved one. What are the ways you can help your family member or friend? The most important thing is to encourage her to seek help. Talk to your loved one about making an appointment to see the doctor and offer to go along.