What you are suffering from is real, and it is possible for religion(s) to be a trigger to PTSD. If you struggle with trauma as a result of your previous religion, this could be a life-changing experience for you. Believe it or not, religious teachings and practices sometimes cause serious mental health damage, which as a result can cause RTS (religious trauma syndrome)
If you have PTSD it is vital that you share it with those you are connected too. It is never healthy to internalize it, or not talk about it. It can be detrimental to your relationships to keep them uninformed, because those who are not aware of your PTSD, and the triggers will not know how to respond effectively.
In today’s episode, I cover the different types of triggers, and the importance of being honest about your diagnosis with those we are in close relationships with. They deserve to know about it.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. In today’s episode we will not only learn what PTSD is, but the causes, functions, and symptoms, and different types of trauma, and more. There are more than 3 million US cases per year of people who have been diagnosed. It is often human nature to hide what is painful. Let’s take time and learn about PTSD, and how to effectively help those who are dealing with it.
(DISCLAIMER): Please be advised, the following content may trigger a PTSD episode. Please contact the suicide prevention line at 1-800-273-8255 if you feel in danger, or call 911.