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.