Hi I'm new to this forum...I'm trying to find an online resource that might help me a little with information and also to find a supportive community that I can both ask help from and give help to. Anyhow...I've had a "mild" form of PTSD for nearly 8 years now due to a sexual assault in the past. I didn't even realize until a year or two ago what was happening with me. I always seemed to have some sort of crisis going on and I attributed my heightened anxiety and other problems to that. I'm trying to move on in my life and find healing, but I keep feeling like I'm taking two steps forward, but then one step back. At least I'm getting somewhere, but not as quickly I would like (and sometimes its more like 2 steps back lol). My memory isn't anywhere near as good as it used to be, although it's slowly improving. I find I have a lot of difficulties concentrating and sometimes have problems with sleeping (again this has improved - I used to have nightly recurring nightmares). On occasion I have panic attacks, and I tend to feel generally "on edge". I get angry much more quickly than I used to, and can perceive a lot of things as "attacks" that are not meant to be so. There's a lot more, but I think that's enough for now about how it affects me. I really want to get better, but I so often feel completely lost about how I can do this. I have received some counselling.