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Why I thought trigger cards could help my son and others surviving PTSD

My son came home from Afghanistan a changed man. He looked the same and sometimes acted the same, but deep down, he really wasn't the same. After being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), I monitored his mood and tried to determine some of his triggers. Sometimes he would just get up and leave and everyone wondered what was wrong with him; most family and friends thought he was rude. After a while, he would just stop coming to events where he would have to explain why he would do and act certain ways. I asked him what he thought about having a card to hand out during times when he was trigged. This way, if he experienced a trigger, he could hand out a card and exit the situation and not have the added worry of explaining why.

If you do not want to explain why you have to leave unexpectedly and/or have a hard time with loud noises, or if you need to sit in a place where I can see and access all exits, then this card will provide an quick and simple solution.

Download your PTSD card here with no questions asked.

Downloadable PTSD Card

Learn more about PTSD:

PTSD Symptoms

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

PTSD Changes Thinking

Written by:
Cara Loken
2016 Armed Forces Insurance
National Guard Spouse of the Year