You Know You Have PTSD When...


New Here
You know you have PTSD when...

1. You are triggered by wild animal documentaries.

2. Grocery shopping feels like an episode of 'Total Wipeout'.

3. Your job feeds into your hypervilligence but its the only place you truly feel in control.

4. Group conversations leave you disoriented.

5. You laugh at horror movies.

6. You love nature, but the woods leave too many places for boogeymen to hide, and the prairie lands are just too open.

7. You wake up screaming at least every other week.

8. You have to call in sick on those mornings.

9. You then top your daily meds off with alcohol or weed and hide under the covers all day.

10. Your dog is the only true comfort you can find.


You are outraged (more than normal) when old white men decide that women cant have an abortion, even though you are past child bearing years. When you remember what it felt like to be raped by a husband and feared pregnancy even though you were spared that. For the overturned decision to make you feel crazed.


You’re asleep for moments when your whole body jerks awake...for no apparent reason.

You buy an Apple Watch not for its million features but because you’d like to know when your phone is ringing but can’t stand the sudden noise and are too disconnected from your body to feel the vibrations. Bonus it also tells you when your heart rate is 140 because someone else’s phone rang.

Your hallway is 15 feet and you often find yourself at the end of it wondering why you’re there only to go back to the living room and realize you were going to go to the bathroom.

When you’ve read more about trauma and CSA than most therapists and you aren’t earning a degree.