PTSD and the Effect of Traumatic News Events
If you already have PTSD, you should be wary of being exposed to media coverage of traumatic news events.
With the way our society is plugged into around-the-clock news, it would have been impossible for you to avoid some kind of coverage about the Boston Marathon bombing. Whether through radio, tv or the internet, the topic, images and details have played out relentlessly over the past ten days.
How has that made you feel? If you're experiencing amplified or renewed PTSD symptoms, there's a reason for that...
PTSD and How To Protect Yourself From Re-Exposure
It's normal to have a reaction to traumatic news. The details and images can trigger your own memories or feelings of vulnerability, powerlessness and fear. In addition to taking a break from the coverage, there are some other things you can do to temper your trauma response.
Listen to the audio below and then customize the ideas to your life....
Rosenthal, M. (2013, April 26). PTSD and the Effect of Traumatic News Events, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2019, July 18 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/traumaptsdblog/2013/04/ptsd-and-the-effect-of-traumatic-news-events