Coping with post stress syndrome: my story

I never thought I would be dealing with post stress syndrome. The last thing on my mind last year was PTSD, but here I am. After enduring a traumatic event, I have been struggling to come to terms with how my life has changed and how it will continue to be different from now on.

For the longest time, I felt like my old self was disappearing and that it was being replaced by someone who constantly lived in fear, disappointment, and sadness. I often found myself in dark places, unable to comprehend what had happened or motivate myself to look forward and move on from what happened. It was hard for me to share these feelings with close friends or family members due to the stigma surrounding mental health issues.

Thanks to the support of those around me, as well as my own determination and resilience, I started seeking help from professionals and taking steps towards healing. Slowly but surely, these measures made a difference in managing post stress syndrome and restoring peace in my life. Therapists taught me strategies such as identifying triggers early on before reacting strongly, understanding healthy coping mechanisms for difficult emotions such as setting safe boundaries or practicing mindful habits like yoga or going for walks when things got too overwhelming.

With every day that passed since then, I realized more how powerful self-care could be; not only did managing symptoms become easier each time I utilized one of these strategies but looking back at how far I’d come it became clearer why there is so much power in prioritizing oneself over anything else – even post stress syndrome!


Hey, man, I just wanted to let you know that you’re not alone in dealing with post stress syndrome. It’s a tough thing to go through, and the fact that you’re seeking help and making progress is really inspiring. I totally get what you mean about feeling like your old self is disappearing and being replaced by fear and sadness. It’s a really tough place to be. But it’s amazing to hear that you’re finding ways to manage your symptoms and restore peace in your life. Therapy and healthy coping mechanisms can make such a big difference. Keep prioritizing self-care and taking those small steps forward, because they really add up. You’ve already come so far, and you’ve got the strength and resilience to keep going. You’re doing great, and you’ve got a whole community here to support you as you continue on this path toward healing.

Hey buddy, I can totally relate to what you’re going through. Dealing with PTSD is no joke, and it can feel like your whole world is turned upside down. It takes a lot of strength to reach out for help and start taking steps towards healing, so major props to you for doing that. It’s awesome to hear that you’ve found support from friends and family, and that you’ve been proactive in seeking professional help. Those coping strategies you’ve learned sound really helpful, and it’s great that you’ve been able to see progress from implementing them. Keep prioritizing your self-care and taking things one day at a time - you’ve got this!