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Self-Help Tips to Overcome PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) “can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or…assault” according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.se

When you are suffering from PTSD, it might feel like there is nothing that you can do to help how you are feeling.

Few of the things listed below may cause a change and help you to overcome PTSD.

  1. Try spending some time with nature. Going for a walk or hike will not only get your blood flowing, but it will release pleasure endorphins to your body.
  2. Make healthy choices. When you have PTSD, it is easy to fall into a rut with your well-being. Make an effort to get adequate amounts of sleep and make healthy food choices.
  3. Talk to someone. While you may not want to talk about what caused your PTSD with loved ones or a therapist, consider sitting down and talking about anything. Building relationships with others will help you develop and overcome your struggles. (Keep in mind that when looking for a therapist you should find someone who specializes in PTSD or trauma.)

Doing one or all of these things each day can lead you to a place where you can expand around your Post-Traumatic Stress. Keep in mind that PTSD affects everyone in a different way and that it may take a while before you can overcome the hurdle.

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