PTSD- How to Help

As mentioned earlier, mental health conditions are heavily stigmatized in Bangladesh. People with such afflictions are shunned from society, thus making their situation even more difficult than it already is. As a friend or relative of a person suffering from PTSD, we could do the following to give them a helping hand:

1) Encourage them to seek psychiatric help. Treatment based on psychotherapy and medication could go a long way to solving the issue.

2) Listen to what they have to say. Allow them to recount their harrowing experience as much as possible

3) Try to be non-judgmental

4) During panic attacks, try to give them physical space, so as to not trigger the experience through touch.

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