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You Know You Have PTSD When...

You are standing in a random place staring at nothing and someone who cares about you says, “Maybe you should sit down.”

The startle response turned up to 11.

You don’t realize you are feeling anything negative until the suicidal ideation pops up, then you try to work your way back down through murder, rage, and anger to find what triggered all that.
I’m back to avoiding looking at people in public. I tried to start looking at them but then I saw my dad for real. If I didn’t live in the same town and neighborhood as him maybe I could look at people when I go out. So I guess you know you have PTSD when you adamantly avoid looking at faces and keep music blasting in your ears in order to go shopping.