Depending on where you stand in your own journey of healing (C-) PTSD, this may or may not resonate with you (I found this on a friend’s Facebook wall). It hit my home base, though, for reasons I can’t even put my finger on just yet. But my main reason for linking it is in observing, how there seems to be increasing awareness for the complex set of symptoms and the resulting actions, which affect others in substantial ways as well (here in the form of major domestic violence in the case of Mr. Stewart’s family). If left untreated, PTSD and also C-PTSD are lifelong debilitating conditions, which change the lives of the victim and everyone around them. You could go as far as likening it to a contagious illness, which spreads to others as well. Not in a literal sense like e.g. bacteria or viruses expanding from one ‘host’ to the next, but similarly ‘effective’. My point being: It seems imperative to me that awareness about this condition continues to grow, that research efforts are being relentlessly funded and undertaken, so that suitable therapies and medication will be enhanced to the point of rolling the outcomes of “shellshock” back as far as possible. At this point in my own journey and personally, I have little confidence that the outcomes can ever be rolled back all the way, much like every other experience we make in life changes us to a larger or lesser degree. And that’s just the nature of going through life and being altered by what we encounter, for better or worse. However, I do feel the need to keep at relieving the taxing aspects of this condition – on a personal level and in general and where society at large is concerned.
Watch at your own discretion and with a warning as to potential triggers going off from viewing this.