Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Niharika Singh shares her experience to spread awareness about something that nobody talks about.
The stigma around mental illness, and PTSD in particular, is strong. Stereotypes that depict people with PTSD as dangerous, unpredictable, incompetent, or to blame for their illness can promote stigma. People with PTSD may fear embarrassment or shame, too, and if they seek help, they may fear they’ll be hospitalized.
They can face stigma from family members, friends, and their community, as well as in the workplace, and that stigma can take many different forms.
We Pledge to help reduce the stigma associated with PTSD and all types of mental illness, and to encourage people to seek help.
LET’S BE A PART OF THE CHANGE.