Did you know that more than seven million Americans are said to be suffering from PTSD? Even more PTSD sufferers go undiagnosed each year after experiencing trauma from childhood, relationships, injuries, accidents, deaths, divorce, loss of children, and more.
If you look around, the streets of most large cities in America are full of PTSD and complex PTSD sufferers who are homeless, unable to hold down jobs, unable to maintain healthy support systems, and unable to even fill out the paperwork to qualify for medical assistance to help their PTSD symptoms without the use of alcohol and illegal street drugs.
An even worse statistic? Twenty-two veterans per day commit suicide due to PTSD. The majority of PTSD and complex PTSD sufferers are actually civilians. This doesn’t include the nonveteran suicide deaths of people who have tried to get help for much of their lives, only to realize that most of the treatments that are approved by insurance companies for PTSD treatment don’t actually cure PTSD or complex PTSD.
People continue on for much of their lives, turning to drugs, sex, or alcohol or simply remaining silent about the effects that PTSD and complex PTSD have on their lives, their ability to maintain relationships and friendships, and their ability to work, attend school, and raise children.
Many parents who have PTSD sadly lose touch with their children altogether, having had their children removed by the cruel family court system due to their PTSD symptoms. They suffer even more PTSD and complex PTSD from each and every loss that they experience during the course of their lives.
Unable to cope, they try to hide inside their houses, hoping more negative incidents don’t happen to send them even further into the abyss of PTSD and complex PTSD that has consumed their lives. It becomes a vicious cycle where the PTSD sufferer tries desperately to survive and feels more and more hopeless all the time.