Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Not all wounds are visible, and post-traumatic stress disorder plays an important role in Cherished By You. PTSD is a disorder many humans deal with everyday, and through Tessa and Justin’s story, I wanted to show just how important it is that we don’t ignore those invisible scars our friends and family members may be trying to hide. Mental health is something that many of us try to ignore, that many of us don’t even have the nerve to talk about, but I think it’s just as important, if not more, than our physical health. It’s okay to have those invisible scars, and it’s even more okay to talk about them. We should be talking about our mental health and how we can empower others to get the help they may need or just hold their hand in the process. With that being said, below are some facts I wanted to share about PTSD. I’ve been there. I’ve went through something traumatic, something that caused a family member to die, and had I not talked about it with my friends and family, I don’t know where I’d be today. PTSD, just like any other mental health condition, isn’t something we should be ashamed to talk about, to discuss in detail; it should be something we help each other deal with by opening a line of communication.

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