Petey the PTSD Monster

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Hi, I’m Stressdisorian the PTSD monster, but you can call me Petey. I wear glasses 👓because I see the world a little differently than most.

My favorite color is teal 💚and Gia, the Fibromyalgia monster, is one of my best friends. She understands when I don’t want to go around a lot of people because I live with PTSD. It’s a mental health condition that’s triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

My PTSD can cause me to experience flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. I also don’t like loud noises 💥and I get scared really easily. Sometimes it feels like I am always waiting and expecting something bad to happen, and it puts me on edge, but Gia really understands and is very supportive.

You know, I used to have a misconception that PTSD could only happen to soldiers who had been to war 💣and were involved in combat🗡️. That’s where Gia really helps me. She always cleans my glasses for me so I can see things clearer. She helps me to see that PTSD can happen to anyone for a whole variety of traumatic events – even something like being in the hospital 🏥or being diagnosed with a serious illness.My glasses get easily clouded ⛈️with bad thoughts sometimes, but Gia is always there to clean them and help me see things in a more positive way.I also go to therapy regularly because I have found it really helps me. I’m so thankful that I have a really supportive friend like Gia. They make living with PTSD a little easier.Here’s some fun info about me:
Name: Stressdisorian
Nickname: Petey
Represents: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Favorite Colors: Teal
Superpower: Can shape shift and change appearances
Prone to: Triggers, nightmares, flashbacks, anxiety, being startled easily


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