Post-Traumatic Stress

How to Create a PTS Trigger Record

Trigger Records can help you recognize what situations are triggering you. Recognizing what is triggering you:

PTS Trauma Triggers and Memories - Overview

trigger trauma memories, trauma triggers

Trauma Triggers are reminders of traumatic events. Everyone has their own unique things that trigger them. Triggers can be people, places, or situations. Thoughts, emotions and sensations can also trigger trauma memories.

The PLAN Tool - Prepare to Face PTSD Triggers

PTS Plan Tool, prepare to face pts triggers

There are situations that you know about that will affect you emotionally or physically because they remind you of your traumatic experience.

PLAN can be a helpful strategy in these circumstances.

The RID Tool - Dealing With Triggers

Dealing with ptsd triggers, PTSD RID Tool

The RID Tool

The RID Tool is a 3-step skill you can use when triggered to help

RID” yourself of problems coping with triggers:

PTSD: Homecoming after deployment reunion tips

after deployment reunion tips

Homecoming After Deployment : Tips for Reunion

A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet

With deployment comes change. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with changes can make homecoming more enjoyable and less stressful. Below are some hints you might find helpful.

Treatment of PTSD

PTSD treatment

Treatment of PTSD (NC-PTSD)

A Handout From the National Center for PTSD by Jessica Hamblen, PHD

Understanding PTSD

What is PTSD

What Is PTSD?

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening.

Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can develop PTSD. These events can include:

PTSD: Get regular exercise

PTSD and regular exercise

Get Regular Exercise

There are many reasons why exercise is helpful for people with symptoms of PTSD. Here are the recommended exercise guidelines:

PTSD: Help someone else

PTSD: help someone else

Help Someone Else Such as Through Volunteering

When people are disturbed, they turn inward to themselves.
While this is necessary to protect yourself immediately after a trauma occurs, it is unhealthy in the long term because we are all healthiest when we’re loving, caring members of our community.

But as you progress in your healing, you become more and more ready to rejoin your community and one of the best ways to do that is by helping others. Reaching out to people in need benefits you as well as them, in several ways:

PTSD: Take steps to improve your sleep

PTSD improve sleep

Take Steps to Improve Your Sleep

Tips for getting a good night’s sleep with PTSD:


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