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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a treatable anxiety disorder affecting around one million Australians each year.
If a person with PTSD has feelings of self-harm or suicide, this is a medical emergency. Dial triple zero (000) and ask for an ambulance, or go to the nearest hospital emergency department.
PTSD happens when fear, anxiety and memories of a traumatic event don't go away. The feelings last for a long time and interfere with how people cope with everyday life.
PTSD can be caused by traumatic experiences that involve death, serious injury, or sexual violence (actual or threatened). This might include physical or sexual assault, domestic violence, living in a war zone, torture, and natural disasters.
The PTSD Recovery Program is about helping you take control of your own life and is designed to help you:
work out what sort of life you want to lead
work out what you can do to get there
keep track of changes in your mental health
identify and manage things that might make your mental state worse (triggers)