( PTSD ) POST TRAUMATIC STRESS IS NOT A DISORDER
Join Mental Health – Addiction Recovery Advocate, Terrance Joseph Kosikar on National PTSD Day, down in Robson Square and help us flip our 400 pound tractor tire while shackled in 50 pounds of solid steel chains, to help De- Stigmatize PTSD
[ June 27, 2017 – 11AM-3PM ]
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder has been an accepted diagnosis since 1980.
We Believe it is time to adopt a new name – Post Traumatic Stress Injury.
PTSI is more accurate, hopeful and honourable
It is estimated that nearly 260 million people worldwide suffer from PTSI.
What is PTSI?
PTSI is a biological injury that develops after a person has experienced or witnessed a terrifying event. While many people have difficulty adjusting and coping for a while after a traumatic event, they normally get better with time and don’t develop PTSI. Yet, some people show symptoms of PTSI like flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety and frightening thoughts that get worse and/or last for months or even years, severely interfering with their daily lives.
Who suffers from PTSI?
Whereas PTSI first became known to the public in relation to war veterans who were unable to fully recover from the horrors they experienced or witnessed in war, the injury can also be triggered by various other traumatic events. Examples include mugging, assault, rape, torture, child abuse, kidnapping, captivity, car accidents, train wrecks, plane crashes, bombings or natural disasters like floods and earthquakes.