Understanding PTSD

According to, “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can develop following a traumatic event that threatens your safety or makes you feel helpless.” While many people think of PTSD as having to do with male combat soldiers, it can actually be formed from any life-threatening event, series of events, or feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. This is especially true if the situation was unforeseen, or the person felt out of control. PTSD can have an impact on the person who experienced the event, those who witnessed it, those who take care of those who were traumatized, and first responders. It can also be experienced by those who are close to those who experienced the trauma.

Psalm 145:18-19
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them

  • Females (females are 50% more likely to suffer from anxiety)
  • Veterans of war
  • Car and plane crash victims
  • Victims of terrorist attacks
  • Victims of genocide or asylum seekers of war torn countries
  • Someone suffering the sudden loss of a loved one
  • An individual who is the victim of a sexual assault
  • Someone who was kidnapped
  • The victim of any type of assault, or someone threatened with assault
  • Victims of sexual or physical abuse as a child or adult
  • Victims of childhood neglect
  • Victims of natural disasters