27 PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Quotes

Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can

PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is an anxiety disorder caused when a person is exposed to a traumatic situations or shock like extreme stress, terrorism, rape, fight and other physical or mental stress.

In order to create awareness regarding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), National PTSD Awareness Day is celebrated on 27 June annually. Its Awareness Camp runs for the whole month of June.

Patient PTSD need support and motivation to fight the stress and trauma. Following are motivational Post Traumatic Stress Disorder quotes with images and quotes from people that are suffering from it.

27 PTSD Quotes


When We Feel Weak, We Drop Our Heads On The Shoulders Of Others. Don'T Get Mad PTSD  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Quotes“When we feel weak, we drop our heads on the shoulders of others. Don’t get mad when someone does that. Be honored. For that person trusted you enough to, even if subtly, ask you for help.” » Iraq veteran Lori Goodwin


“Yes, she fears the cuffs, the cross and the whip, but she will get past this. Such problems, even with time, do not go away on their own. They must be addressed.” » André Chevalier


“Trauma does not have to occur by abuse alone.” » Dr. Asa Don Brown Helpguide.org


Even In Times Of Trauma, We Try To Maintain A Sense Of Normality Until We No Longer Can. That, My Friends, Is Called Surviving. Not Healing.


“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” SMILE! » Richard Bach


“As a guest on a Veterans Day radio talk show, I speak about the prevalence of homelessness and PTSD among Vietnam War veterans, about the unrelieved moral pain many carry to their graves. Ben, a World War II vet, calls in. Though sobbing, he forces himself to speak. “What about us?” He howls over the airwaves. “What about me? It wasn’t better in World War II. Just because history calls it ‘the good war,’ don’t believe it. It always hurts to kill. I want some peace before I die. Please, someone out there help me.” » Bob a World War II vet

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You Can'T Patch A Wounded Soul With A Band-Aid. » Michael Connelly, The Black Echo


“Often it isn’t the initiating trauma that creates seemingly insurmountable pain, but the lack of support after.” » S. Kelley Harrell


“Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors.” » Lori Goodwin


The Problem With Having Problems Is That ‘Someone’ Always Has It Worse. » Tiffany Madison


“I am Frustration. I am Memory-Lost. Sometimes I read a line a dozen times before it sticks. My creative force has slipped. I type slower, speak slower, think at a snail’s pace. I’m Life shapeshifted by Post Traumatic Stress, bastardized by Fate.” » Chila Woychik


“People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul.” » David Brooks Myptsd.com


Often It Isn’T The Initiating Trauma That Creates Seemingly Insurmountable Pain, But The Lack Of Support After. » S. Kelley Harrell, Gift Of The Dreamtime – Reader’S Companion


“Part of the process in healing from trauma, like recovering from addiction, is developing connection and support with others.” » Stephanie S. Covington


“The inability to get something out of your head is a signal that shouts, “Don’t forget to deal with this!” As long as you experience fear or pain with a memory or flashback, there is a lie attached that needs to be confronted. In each healing step, there is a truth to be gathered and a lie to discard.” » Christina Enevoldsen


In World War One, They Called It Shell Shock. Second Time Around, They Called It Battle Fatigue. After 'Nam, It Was Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.” ― Jan Karon


“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” » Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery

Life Quotes


“In talking with people that have experienced it, I learned that PTSD is something that a person in a position of authority sometimes thinks they’re not supposed to have. They don’t always have an avenue to personally address it or even discuss it.” » Actress Stana Katic


“In World War One, they called it shell shock. Second time around, they called it battle fatigue. After ‘Nam, it was post-traumatic stress disorder.” » Jan Karon


I Am Frustration. I Am Memory-Lost. Sometimes I Read A Line A Dozen Times Before It Sticks. My Creative Force Has Slipped. PTSD


“Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can’t process it because it doesn’t fit with what came before or what comes afterwards.” » Foriegn Policy lecturer Jessica Stern


“It is as though some old part of yourself wakes up in you, terrified, useless in the life you have, its skills and habits destructive but intact, and what is left of the present you, the person you have become, wilts and shrivels in sadness or despair: the person you have become is only a thin shell over this other, more electric and endangered self. The strongest, the least digested parts of your experience can rise up and put you back where you were when they occurred; all the rest of you stands back and weeps.” » The Throat by Peter Straub


As A Guest On A Veterans Day Radio Talk Show, I Speak About The Prevalence Of Homelessness And PTSD Among Vietnam War Veterans, About The Unrelieved Moral Pain Many Carry To Their Graves.


“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” » Susan Pease Banitt


“We don’t heal in isolation, but in community.” » S. Kelley Harrell


Here Is A Test To Find Whether Your Mission On Earth Is Finished  If You'Re Alive, It Isn'T.  SMILE » Richard Bach


“A person said on a PTSD site they weren’t happy with their life but they were still breathing. I replied. Personally I love breathing I try to do it as often as I can between cigarettes.” » Stanley Victor Paskavich


“The problem with having problems is that ‘someone’ always has it worse.” » Tiffany Madison


Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again ... we are survivors. If you are here today... you are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bare a different name: warriors." » Lori Goodwin


“Childhood trauma does not come in one single package.” » Tirumalai S. Srivatsan


“Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” » Peter A. Levine


“The unique stigma of PTSD. The stigma of PTSD remains one of the most formidable barriers to effective care.” » Michael A. Cucciare Historyofptsd.wordpress.com


After A Traumatic Experience, The Human System Of Self-Preservation Seems To Go Onto Permanent Alert, As If The Danger Might Return At Any Moment. » Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma And Recovery


“The brave men and women, who serve their country and as a result, live constantly with the war inside them, exist in a world of chaos. But the turmoil they experience isn’t who they are; the PTSD invades their minds and bodies.” » Robert Koger


“You can’t patch a wounded soul with a Band-Aid.” » Michael Connelly


Always Remember, If You Have Been Diagnosed With PTSD, It Is Not A Sign Of Weakness; Rather, It Is Proof Of Your Strength, Because You Have Survived! » Michel Templet


“Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” » Michel Templet


“The world has PTSD. It is a veteran with a blown mind, having flashbacks as it begs the Sun for one more go-round.” » Carl-John X. Veraja


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