It disturbs me every time it happens…but the flashbacks are getting to be less prevalent.
With my husband in the passenger seat, and my nine month old in the back, we passed a car accident a few days ago. The accident was over. There were several people on the side of the road. The cars were still in situ. One of the cars had spun into my lane of traffic. The other was on the other side of the road. Blocking a lane.
I cast my eyes away quickly. I know that such sights affect me, and avoid looking instinctively. But my husband pointed out that he could see the airbags and I cast my eyes back to the car as we passed. The car was sideways, straddling the middle and inside lane. I couldn’t see the damage as it was on the opposite side. I could see glass on the road. There wasn’t anyone in the car, but I could see the air bags.
And I was brought back. Again. To the day of my accident…
Read the rest of this post at Anglia Counselling’s blog.
Recovering from Post Traumatic Stress is a long and complicated healing process. If you believe that you or someone you love is suffering from PTSD, please seek assistance in healing – it’s very hard to do it on your own.
- Anglia Counselling offers more information on PTSD – including this Infographic.
- The US Department of Vetrans Affairs has a National Centre for PTSD survivors.
- Or have a look at Meg Sanity’s Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat PTSD.
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