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. Does anyone else here seem to get the feeling sometimes that they just don't believe in the whole PTSD diagnosis? I'm not sure if it's that they don't understand, or they don't want to believe a loved one is hurt in such a way? Sometimes I get the feeling that my parents (my mom in particular) and friends think I'm faking it. They understand that I get "depressed" and "sick" but beyond that there is no understanding. I'm scared of losing my friends because of it. One day they are just going to get sick of putting up with me and leave me behind, then I will be alone. I wish my mom understood more too because she has been a rock for me most of my life when my dad was being crazy and we were both shot at the day of the shooting. I feel we have a different bond because of it. What really bothers me is when my best friend brings up a job. I just recently stopped working because I just can't do it physically and mentally. I was getting paranoid, seeing things out of the corner of my eye, not listening to people when they spoke, and throwing up before work. I used to work 2 jobs and go to college. I feel ashamed to be on disability because of them. I still don't know if they honestly believe that I do things and have no recollection of doing those things. My dad says it's because I'm overtired and not PTSD. Ugh, it just bothers me so much.