Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Fireworks – Tuesday, June 30, 2015
When it comes to PTSD, there are also many triggers. Fireworks can be one of them. The loud booms can often be associated with combat. Instead of setting off your own fireworks, experts suggest attending a public display. If you plan on setting off your own fireworks, experts say speak with any neighbors who may have PTSD, in an effort to lessen their stress.
To learn more about PTSD, visit the National Institute of Mental Health’s website: http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml.
To read more about Peninsula Mental Health, or for more information on treatment for PTSD, visit http://peninsulamentalhealthservices.com/.