today’s video is about PTSD, instead of my kratom taper. it shows how environmental factors and current events can strongly trigger people with PTSD. i’m shown having a PTSD reaction (near panic attack) and being in a dissociated, flashback state.
0:08 – having strong PTSD reaction to George Floyd news and protest rhetoric. i give a little context as to why, and try to convey the inner experience.
4:18 – why i choose to show PTSD footage: to break stereotypes / stigmas, and contribute more relatable content to help others going through similar struggles.
6:38 – went for a run to cope, but still feeling extreme derealization.