Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an emotional reaction to a terrible event long after the real danger has passed.
PTSD usually appears within three months of the incident(s) but sometimes the symptoms may not appear until years later.
There are many signs and symptoms to look out for if you suspect you or your loved one has PTSD. These signs and symptoms include:
If you feel you or a loved one may be displaying signs of PTSD, there are resources available to help. The Ontario Mental Health Helpline is open 24/7 and is reachable anywhere in Ontario.
Next week we will look at various programs available for people who are living with PTSD.