PTSDA meetings are designed for individuals and their families who suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) to come together, fellowship and support each other through sharing and planned activites. These meetings are designed to create a community of individuals who understand and relate to each other get out of their heads and learn to live a happy and productive life. SEE BELOW FOR A MEETING OR ACTIVITY NEAR YOU.
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), once called shell shock or battle fatigue syndrome, is a serious condition that can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event in which serious physical harm occurred or was threatened. PTSD is a lasting consequence of traumatic ordeals that cause intense fear, helplessness, or horror, such as a sexual or physical assault, the unexpected death of a loved one, an accident, war, or natural disaster. Families of victims can also develop PTSD, as can emergency personnel and rescue workers.