It is not only soldiers on the battlefield who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) but people in all walks of life, any event involving actual or threatened death , serious injury or sexual violence has the potential to be traumatic. Almost everyone who experiences trauma will be emotionally affected, and there are many different ways people will respond. Most people are going to recover quite quickly with the help of family and friends. For some, the effects may be long-lasting.
If you have disturbing thoughts and feelings about a traumatic event for more than a month, if they are severe, or if you feel that you are having trouble getting your life back under control, talk to our mental health professional. Getting treatment as soon as possible can help keep PTSD symptoms from getting worse.