Resurrected Honor is a nonprofit organization designed to help those struggling with PTSD. We’re here to help people get beyond the storms of PTSD to find hope and healing, blue skies and sunshine.

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?



The Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a disorder that results from exposure to trauma that is "an intense physical and emotional response to thoughts and reminders of the event that lasts for many weeks or months after the traumatic event." However, sufferers know PTSD is not always linked to one traumatic event. It can be cumulative from the daily wounding of the soul over years, over decades.

PTSD is all about being STUCK. Stuck in the moment of horror, unable to move past it. The feeling is very much like being trapped in a nightmare, unable to wake up; or like a computer that’s frozen and incapable of functioning.”

“I’m loaded down with fear, anger, distrust and hyper vigilance. Being hypervigilant is the norm, and sleep is non-existent without medicine.”

“It’s like trying to claw my way up and out of the deep hole that I have fallen into. I get so far and then something will happen. I will witness another tragedy, hear sirens, or helicopters, or drive by an accident, etc. and I slowly slide right back down into the hole. Then realize that I am safe there and don’t really want to leave.”

“I don’t want to get back into the game because I feel so vulnerable. I feel my psyche being drained by social situations. I feel my soul being dimmed and my spirit being lost. I usually feel weak and like a coward because I can’t function, and when I do, I feel like a hurt animal waiting to be picked off for good.”

“PTSD is like running away from a bad guy in a dark forest and jumping into the bushes to hide. After the man is gone and you are ready to get out of the bushes, you realize that the bush is full of thorns and they’re stuck in your clothes and hair and you just can’t escape.”

“It is as though the person I once was has vanished and those that surround me do not understand where I have gone.”

“I used to be compassionate, understanding and selfless. Now I am hateful, disgusted and intolerant. I feel like I don’t care anymore about anyone but my own immediate family. This is not who I used to be and not who I want to be. I feel as if something pure has been taken from me.”

“I’m frozen in the moment the trauma happened and can’t break the cycle. Sleep is impossible, and I became an agoraphobic. I can only hope one day to not relive what happened to me.”

“Wish there really was help without the stigma and strings attached.”

“Complex PTSD is as close to death as you can possibly imagine; you actually believe you’re not going to make it. It’s like something bigger than the universe stole your identity and soul and you’re left as a shell, stuck on repeat that beats you down further. Horror. You lose yourself and fight every moment to get her back until you realize she’s gone, you have to create a new life, a new identity. It’s years of soul-depleting loss and then years of soul-nourishing work and patience. Then you realize PTSD is a GIFT for a broken soul, because you become a whole soul. After the despair comes a GREAT FAITH, and you see the world with new eyes. You count your blessings every day, and most importantly, you live in and for the moment.”

~ PTSD Hope and Healing ~


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