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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