It’s hard to believe when I made a decision to go to Dillon’s Beach on an extremely foggy day that I would be rewarded with such a beautiful day at the beach. I drove almost one and a half hours through thick fog. At one point I almost turned back thinking it will be just as foggy at the beach too. I am glad I stayed committed to my decision to see the beach.
Cognition and mood symptoms of PTSD include:
Trouble remembering key features of the traumatic event
Negative thoughts about oneself or the world
Distorted feelings like guilt or blame
Loss of interest in enjoyable activities
Cognition and mood symptoms can begin or worsen after the traumatic event, but are not due to injury or substance use. These symptoms can make the person feel alienated or detached from friends or family members. It is natural to have some of these symptoms after a dangerous event. Sometimes people have very serious symptoms that go away after a few weeks. This is called acute stress disorder, or ASD. When the symptoms last more than a month, seriously affect one’s ability to function, and are not due to substance use, medical illness, or anything except the event itself, they might be PTSD. Some people with PTSD don’t show any symptoms for weeks or months. PTSD is often accompanied by depression, substance abuse, or one or more of the other anxiety disorders.
If a person with PTSD woke up the morning I went to the beach with mild depression or had a restless night of sleep dealing with self blame or guilt and had actually manage to get outside probably would have turned back home after being in the fog for a hour and then miss out on a gorgeous beach day.
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Sean is seeking to raise $15,000 at this time to hire a forensic psychiatrist and cover additional attorney fees that are incurring, and helping his sister bring this case to a higher level to show the treatment military members diagnosed with PTSD endure. Any funds that are not used will be donated to either “The Innocent WarriorProject” or “Defend our Warriors.”
How awesome would it be if Sean actually made his goal for his sister? Then he was able to donate to both The Innocent Warrior and Defend our Warriors! It could happen, Right? I have to believe Sean will reach his donation goal for his sister and beyond.
Per her attorney, I will not include any names, pictures, any information about her branch of service, and specific details of the case.