PLEASE REBLOG: EDUCATING PEOPLE ON PTSD.
You guise, I thought I’d never do this but-This is me without my wig and with my hair piratically cut off. If you don’t know, I have PTSD which is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by being sexually assaulted by my father multiple times from age 8 through age 11. The PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, but they may not happen until months or years later. They also may come and go over many years. It causes so many things like
- Reliving the event
- Avoiding situations that remind you of the event
- Feeling numb (Hard to express feelings)
- Feeling keyed up (Always on the alert and lookout)Other symptoms include:
- Physical symptoms for no reason you can think of (called somatic complaints)
- Feelings of shame, despair, or hopelessness
- Difficulty controlling your emotions
- Problems with family or friends
- Impulsive or self-destructive behavior
- Changed beliefs or changed personality traitsYou can read more about it hereAlso, sometimes with my PTSD, I hear voices and see things that aren’t there, I shake uncontrollably which looks like a seizure and sometimes I can’t help but cut myself and I also have bi-polar issues and psychotic episodes.I’m just putting this hear because I want people to know about PTSD and how serious it is. I’m trying to educate people on how it works. Also, as I stated before, I was raped by my father and that’s how I got PTSD. So, also, I’m begging you, if you have any type of traumatic experience, go get help, ASAP, go get help!Also, I want to say thank you to Sam (You can check out her blog here) for sending me a wig. When I get it, I will post pictures. Thank you very much for reading.
Santoine: Although we don’t always reblog things related to illness and disease, I felt this was an important matter to bring to your attention. Oftentimes, people falsely believe that POC cannot suffer mental illness or disease, and in this case, PTSD. So please spread the word, educate yourself, and please realize that illness, especially mental illness affects everyone; no one is immune from it.