Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Corry Counseling of LECOM Health can help.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a traumatic event, such as war, a hurricane, rape, physical abuse, or a bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. It affects your life and the people around you. 

PTSD can cause problems like 

  • Flashbacks, or feeling like the event is happening again 
  • Trouble sleeping or nightmares 
  • Feeling alone 
  • Angry outbursts 
  • Feeling worried, guilty or sad 

PTSD starts at different times for different people. Signs of PTSD may start soon after a frightening event and then continue. Other people develop new or more severe signs months or even years later. PTSD can happen to anyone, even children. 

Medicines can help you feel less afraid and tense. It might take a few weeks for them to work. Talking to a specially trained doctor or counselor also helps many people with PTSD. This is called talk therapy. 

NIH: National Institute of Mental Health  

 
 To schedule an appointment please call (814) 664-7761. 

If you need emergency mental health services, contact Crisis Services at (814) 456-2014 and/or to go to the local emergency room for assessment. Life-saving assistance in emergency situations can be obtained from the Fire Department, Police Department, or Emergency Medical Services by dialing 911. You can also dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis hotline.