Frightening situations happen to everyone at some point. People can react in many different ways: they might feel nervous, have a hard time sleeping well, or go over the details of the situation in their mind. These thoughts or experiences are a normal reaction. They usually decrease over time and the people involved can go back to their daily lives. Post-traumatic stress disorder, on the other hand, lasts much longer and can seriously disrupt a person’s life.
If you are dealing with traumatic stress reach out to friends, family, coworkers or your company’s health provider.
The Crisis Hotline is available 24/7
Complete PTSD overview including prevention, intervention and treatment