“Scars are signs of healing, but they remain and remind us how we became stronger because of how we got them.”
Have you lost a loved one recently or underwent an unexpected shocking event that led you in tears? Have you been experiencing symptoms such as repeated nightmares, flashbacks and fearful thoughts about what happened?
Do you resist talking about it when a friend brings it up or avoid situations that remind you of what happened?
You may have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
People who are prone to this include war veterans, those who survived a natural disaster (like those who experienced the flooding of typhoon Ondoy), and those who were previously physically or verbally abused among others. Some people experience PTSD while others do not.
Those at risk to have PTSD include people with additional challenges after an event of loss (of a loved one or of work), those who are frequently alone after going through the stressful event, those who have a past history of abuse during their childhood, or those who have also been experiencing a sad state of well-being.
My dear friend, acknowledge it. It’s ok not to be ok.
If it has been affecting how you deal with your work and your relationships, or if you have difficulty sleeping because of certain negative memories, consider seeking support to help you build coping strategies. There are people trained to help you get through this in a safe and trusting environment. You don’t have to suffer alone, because there are people willing to listen and help you get through this.
Blessing and healing,
P.S. I invite you on the next run of the “You Can Heal Naturally” Seminar. Our main topic is Mental Health Awareness. We’ll be inviting professionals to help you heal naturally. Check http://jexofalltrades.com/healnaturally/ for details.
P.S.2. Here are specialist or center that you can connect to:
LOJ Pastoral Care Center
(+63) 02 7259-9999 | (+63) 02 726-0267 | (+63) 02 726-6728 (+63) 02 726-4709
Mental Health Advocate | Professional Counsellor and Psychotherapist
+639178134266 | firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.facebook.com/PsychOfPat/
Life Coach | Ning.email@example.com | +63920-9628121 NingTadena.com
Life Coach | Edwin.firstname.lastname@example.org | +639188002323 http://www.winningcoaching.net
Center for Family Ministries (Cepham)
(632) 426-4289 to 92 | http://www.cefam.ph
UST Psychotrauma Clinic