My Traumatic Stress - A New All Trauma Community If you're having a difficult time with a minor or major traumatic event, not PTSD specific, we now support all trauma types at My Traumatic Stress community. No diagnosis required. I'm sure most will have heard of it, but this is a giant cruise ship that recently sunk. I was watching people interviewed about it tonight, and I almost want to jump through the tv and make sure they get help early so that ptsd doesn't develop. But, the sticking point about this disaster is the recordings of the coast guard speaking to the captain. The captain got in a life boat when passengers and crew were still struggling. In the recording of the lifeguard/captain converstation, the captain is evasive and mumbling and the lifeguard is ordering him to go back to his ship. The captain has been arrested and will no doubt stand trial for the manslaughter of the people who died. From a personal perspective, I don't know what to feel. On one hand, I get so angry at the people who could have helped me and chose to look out for themselves first. But, on the other hand, in a very strange state of shock after I was attacked, people calmed the attacker down, and I hugged him and said its ok. And hour later when he came back, I was incredibly angry and terrified, and ran away. So I'm aware that emotional shock can have you doing things that make no sense at all to the rest of the world. And I figure this captain probably went into emotional shock and kind of acted out what he wanted to be happening, rather than reacting to the reality of the situation. So one side of me is with the survivors and families of those who've died, and I'd be so so angry with him. But the other side of me is with this man, whose shock nobody will understand. I don't know how to feel. I'm wondering how others feel about this?