I don't understand PTSD

When I was being admitted to the ward the man said I could have PTSD. Is this due to almost being killed? I was really depressed just tired of the sza. I always thought it only affected veterans and military.

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My mom has PTSD from an accident. I guess it happens to a lot of people. I’ve never been diagnosed.

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Being almost killed could definitely give someone PTSD.

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I guess that makes me schizoaffective ocd PTSD depression. ■■■■.

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I get flashes of abuse when I was a kid. Now in response to getting yelled at I kind of put my hands up defensively which bugs people

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Some guy just told me to go hang myself. From outside. Going by my door. What a piece of ■■■■.

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I have PTSD from being attacked at work by one of my clients.

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Yikes. Did they get arrested?

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What do you do for a living @ninjastar?

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No, he was a severely disabled 16 year old child who was already living in an institution. He couldn’t be much more arrested than he already was. I did behavioral therapy for mentally ill teenagers. I got attacked a whole bunch, but only one instance gave me PTSD. The rest were just funny stories.

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I’ve had a shoulder dislocated, a finger broken, a chunk of my ankle got bitten out, bit multiple times in less severe ways, and I have a scar on my face from when a kid threw a book at my head. But the one that gave me PTSD was when a student grabbed me by the hair and bashed my skull against a brick wall repeatedly. I couldn’t walk, read, or speak. I had to relearn pretty much everything in rehab.

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Ouch, I would never work there, that’s scary.
Why not find another job?

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Jesus I’m sorry. Are you gonna be okay,?

That’s terrifying :fearful: I’m so glad you recovered to the extent you have. Bless you for helping troubled kids. I’d love to help others with mental illness but I don’t think I’ve got the chops for it.

Sometimes people suck. Don’t take it to heart. :heart:

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I did find another job, eventually. Back when I took the job I was a bit of an adrenaline junkie. But once I met Mr. Star, I started being less self-destructive, and he begged me to get a boring desk job. So I did.

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I have PTSD from being molested as a kid. I’m fine 99%of the time, but I go off the deep end if I see a kid in danger or being abused in some way.

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Hey you’re in Texas cool.

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I’ll remember that tomorrow.

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