Learn long-term techniques to cope with trauma
People remind you how lucky you are being safe and alive. But you keep feeling on edge and on the look out all the time even when you know you are safe. You can’t get what happened out of your head and keep relieving it over and over again. You can’t face going back where it all happened and just want the nightmares to stop.
If this sounds familiar, you may be among 1.4 million Australians living with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)1.
What is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD is a mental health condition developed by some people after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening event. Some examples of events are things such a car accident, natural disaster, sexual assault, war.
PTSD if untreated can significantly affect your life: you may become so anxious and depressed you begin to withdraw from family and friends, you may stop going out altogether, and may feel trapped. You may struggle to stop the chatter in your head and likely to feel exhausted all the time. At times you may become snappy and argumentative.
Acknowledging and celebrate the fact you are alive and safe without feeling guilty or ashamed is important in PTSD recovery.
Talk to someone who understands by calling us on 9328 3636.
How can we help you?
At Vida Psychology we understand PTSD. We have over 17 years of experience helping Australians with PTSD. We take the time to listen the impact PTSD has in your life. This allows us to gain a deeper understanding of PTSD origins, triggers, patterns and barriers keeping you stuck and making it worse. This then assists us in developing a tailored treatment plan especially written for you.
Reference: Australian Bureau of Statistics. (2008). National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing: Summary of Results, 2007. Cat. no. (4326.0). Canberra: ABS.