PTSD Post #takamsaga
A 49 year old man by name Chris Takam in Ohio USA, last Sunday 7th of June murdered his ex wife Annie 40, and then committed suicide…
One of our focus areas at H4AB is working with kids victims of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE), because ACEs can lead to a mental illness such as PTSD.
ACE originated from research studies in the US which have come to demonstrate an association of childhood trauma with health and social problems across the lifespan.
According to the United States’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the ACE study found that:
Adverse childhood experiences are common. For example, 28% of study participants reported physical abuse and 21% reported sexual abuse. Many also reported experiencing a divorce or parental separation, or having a parent with a mental and/or substance use disorder. Adverse childhood experiences often occur together. Almost 40% of the original sample reported two or more ACEs and 12.5% experienced four or more.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.
Getting effective treatment after PTSD symptoms develop can be critical to reduce symptoms and improve function.
Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks.
PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.
Symptoms of intrusive memories may include:
Recurrent, unwanted distressing memories of the traumatic event
Reliving the traumatic event as if it were happening again (flashbacks)
Upsetting dreams or nightmares about the traumatic event
Severe emotional distress or physical reactions to something that reminds you of the traumatic event
In a nutshell PTSD could be as a result of:
Losses and other events (for example, the breakup of a relationship or a death, academic failures, legal difficulties, financial difficulties, bullying)
-History of trauma or abuse
-Chronic physical illness, including chronic pain
PTSD can lead to suicide when in addition to the trauma there is:
– Exposure to the suicidal behavior of others;
– A history of suicide in the family
-Mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder)
-Access to lethal means (e.g., keeping firearms in the home)
This is why so much attention should be paid to the kids of the late Takam Chris and Annie, and much help is needed for these kids – and the families left behind
Is a loved one or anyone around you showing signs of PTSD or suicide ideation? or have you ever nursed the idea of committing suicide? Please do not give up, We can help. Contact us immediately through any of the links below.
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