Happy holiday, if you choose to recognize the day.
Holidays that are commemorated with fireworks always come with the cautioning of how the loud bang of a firework can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veteran soldiers. Please do be mindful of this as it can cause moderate to severe distress for individuals. In addition to soldiers who were at war, so many of us experience PTSD for reasons other than war. In addition to PTSD, many of us suffer from complex post-traumatic disorder (C-PTSD.) Where PTSD is associated with a particular period of trauma, C-PTSD is ongoing, long-term exposure to trauma – both go largely undiagnosed.
Though many of us live with one or both of these, our experiences are not the same, therefore our triggers also differ vastly. For this reason, we say that If someone close to you seemingly overreacts to things you find small or insignificant, consider that they may have a different relationship to those things or experiences that you see as small. Those things may be triggering a very real pain for them. A compassionate approach may bring about understanding for both of you and needed support for them.
If you or someone you know are currently dealing with a lot and household chores are adding to the problems, send us a line. We can help get the house back in order while you focus on the most important person in your life – YOU!