PTSD has been so unkind to me lately. Sleeping poorly, vivid flashbacks and fear have returned as uninvited guests. I’m unsure what to cite as the cause other than the fact that our brains do not come equipped with an erase button. Grateful as always for the people in my life who love and support me without hesitation.
Did you know that in the UK, PTSD is referred to as PTS? The reason is because it’s not considered a disorder. Post traumatic stress is a typical response to any number of traumatic events, domestic violence included. I’d like for this notion to be commonplace in America as well.
I’m not suffering from a disorder. I’m just suffering.
The difference between the two means less judgement and more hope.