Purpose of my Informative Speech
To inform my community about PTSD
My Family affected by this disorder.
How PTSD affects families: Military or Civilian
The face of PTSD relatively associated with
military service members of war or war
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder- PTSD is a
mental health condition that is triggered by a
terrifying event, either experienced or
witnessed. Symptoms may include flash
backs, nightmares, severe anxiety, as well as
uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Avoidance, can be one of the most dangerous
parts of this disorder for the person with it
because they don’t seek help and it gets
PTSD is a mental health condition that is
triggered by a terrifying event, either experienced
Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares,
severe anxiety, fits of rage or anger. They can
interfere with ones ability to function daily.
PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four
types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative
changes in thinking and mood, or changes in
The person who has it, families, work
relations and the community as a whole.
It is more identified today with Military
service men and women due to serving in the
military in war related areas of the world.
Everyday people can be diagnosed as well.
People who have been sexually assaulted,
domestic violence situations from an
aggressor or child abuse situations.
Negative changes in thinking or mood.
Changes in emotional reactions: Irritability,
angry outbursts, or aggressive behavior.
Self-destructive behavior such as drinking
Trouble sleeping or concentrating
Being easily startled or frightened
Seek help when you are having disturbing
thoughts, you feel your life is out of control,
difficulty maintaining close relationships,
hopelessness takes over, lack of interest in
everyday activities, or depression as well as
aggression begins to lead to damaging
Anxiety and fear becomes out of control.
Jesus, and prayer first
Mental Health Care Professional or Health
Close friend or family member
A Minister or spiritual leader of Faith
Call Suicide Hotline: 1800-273-8255 to reach
a trained counselor.
Press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
“Home of the Brave” starring Samuel L.
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and Brian Presley.
This movie opened my understanding and it
is a movie I truly enjoyed. It gave me a
different perspective on how to in my case
view my husband and realize its not his fault,
problem is, he doesn’t recognize he has a