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It's Feel Good Friday and Aortic Disease Awareness Month!

Today is Feel Good Friday at Aortic Hope!

It is still Aortic Disease Awareness Month and so important to talk about Mental Health Well-being.


Whether you are post-surgical or in a watch and wait situation, PTSD is very real and can affect any of us at any time.

ACTIVE BEAT (by kgeorge)

According to mental health professionals, post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a mental condition that results in a series of emotional and physical reactions in individuals who have either witnessed or experienced a traumatic event.


Events that cause the individual to fear for personal life and well being—such as a car collision or other accident, a physical or sexual assault, long term abuse, torture, a natural disaster, living in a war zone, or life-altering experiences like the death of a loved one—can all spur the following PTSD symptoms…


Physical Pain


Flashbacks


Depression or Anxiety


Withdrawal


Avoidance


Repression


Emotional Numbing


Hyper Arousal


Irritability


Guilt and Shame


Behavior Changes


Mood Swings


Hypervigilant

Easily Startled


Symptoms Last Longer Than 3 Months

For detailed information, click HERE.

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