When someone you care about suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, it can be overwhelming. Would you like to be helpful?
One of the things you could do is rebuild trust and safety.
Trauma alters the way a person sees the world, making it seem like a perpetually dangerous and frightening place. So, you can:
▶️ Express your commitment to the relationship.
▶️ Create routines.
▶️ Minimize stress at home.
▶️ Speak of the future and make plans.
▶️ Emphasize his or her strengths.
▶️ Look for ways to empower the person by giving them more choices and control.
Do you need help or advice? Schedule an appointment with Rostyslav Shemechko at 647-866-9061 or here. Free psychological assistance during the war in Ukraine is available.
Source: Help Guide