Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop in some individuals after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. Traumatic events that can trigger PTSD include but are not limited to, military combat, physical or sexual assault, natural disasters, accidents, or witnessing violence.
Individuals that are living with PTSD may experience the following:
- recurrent memories or nightmares of the traumatic event, flashbacks, or intense emotional and physical reactions when reminded of the event.
- an avoidance of thoughts, feelings, places, or people that remind the individual of the traumatic event.
- a diminished interest in activities previously enjoyed and a sense of emotional numbness.
- persistent negative beliefs or expectations about oneself, others, or the world,
- distorted thoughts about the cause or consequences of the trauma,
- persistent negative emotions such as guilt, shame, or fear,
- feelings of detachment from others,
- difficulty experiencing positive emotions.
- an exaggerated startle response,
- difficulty sleeping or concentrating,
- irritability and outbursts of anger,
Many Individuals who are living with PTSD can’t shake the feeling of always being on edge.
The good news is that Kindbridge has expert counselors who understand, and are sensitive to athletes who are living with PTSD. Getting started is fast and easy.