PTSD quotes

 

PTSD quotes

PTSD quotes can be an honest description of what it is actually like to suffer from the post-traumatic disorder. PTSD quotes can also help you help you understand you are not alone. In this article, I am going to share some of the best and inspiring PTSD quotes that will not only help you in dealing with this stress but will also help others around you suffering from it. You will have a better understanding of post-traumatic stress and will be able to help out others efficiently mental health is something that effects many people privately..

So let’s get started some of the most popular PTSD quotes:

  • “It’s a war within yourself that never goes away.”
  • “It becomes difficult to deal with everyday life because you have hidden your soul in a dark corner, so it doesn’t have to face the dangerous world of the Trauma. Without your soul, you are only half a person, a machine who is constantly running from reality.”
  • “We were not allowed to speak of the unseen wounds of war. We were not allowed to prepare for them.”
  • “He is a guy who is trying to have all his stuff together, keep his head straight, but is just sort of falling apart on the inside.”
  • “It would have been a helluva lot easier to fall down over there and just not get back.”
  • “To close your eyes will not ease another’s pain.” – Chinese Proverb.
  • “When you love a girl that has lived trauma when she realizes that you are choosing to love her, and not hurt her, she will love you back with the same kind of tenacity that it took to walk through fire.” – Tracy Malone.
  • “Post-traumatic stress injury isn’t a disease. It’s a wound to the soul that never heals.” – Tom Glenn.
  • “I survived because the fire that burned inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Unknown.
  • “I wish my head could forget what my eyes have seen.” – Dave Parnell.
  • “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” – Unknown.
  • “I’m destroying myself so others can’t,” she said, “and it’s the worst kind of control, but it’s the only form I know.” – S.Z.
  • “You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.” – Unknown.
  • “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” – Judith Lewis Herman.
  • “Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.” ― Brittany Burgunder.

PTSD slogans

As you suffer from PTSD, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. You can always reach out to your friends for help or professionals. Here are some quotes that can be recognized as PTSD slogans:

  • “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close.
  • “I support mental health awareness month – because everyone deserves to feel good.”
  • “The only journey is the journey within.” – Rainer Maria Rilke.
  • “Just because you don’t understand it doesn’t mean it isn’t so.” – Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book.
  • “Mental health…is not a destination but a process. It’s about how you drive, not where you’re going.” – Noam Shpancer, PhD
  • “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers.
  • “Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” – Fred Rogers.
  • “Some of the most comforting words in the universe are ‘me too.’ That moment when you find out that your struggle is also someone else’s struggle, that you’re not alone, and that others have been down the same road.” – Unknown
  • “If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” – Russell Wilson.
  • “Don’t give in to stigma. A diagnosis does not determine who you are or what you can do!”
  • “I fight for my health every day in ways most people don’t understand. I’m not lazy. I’m a warrior.”
  • “The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about.” – Unknown.
  • Some of the most inspiring PTSD slogans are as follows:
  • “Take things one day at a time, one moment at a time.”
  • “Keep doing the next right thing or the next best thing.”
  • “Between every stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl

Veteran PTSD quotes

Veteran PTSD quotes can explain well how difficult it is to deal with the trauma, so here are some Veteran PTSD quotes to inspire you:

  • “Veterans report that service dogs help break their isolation. People will often avert their eyes when they see a wounded veteran. But when the veteran has a dog, the same people will come up and say, ‘Hi’ to pet the dog and then strike up a conversation.” Al Franken
  • “When you say ‘never forget’ to a veteran, you are implying that, as an American, you are in it with them.” Dan Crenshaw
  • “I sit on the bench, and I watch even my teammates swing, so you can learn from them when they make a bad swing or good swing. I like to watch from the rookie to the veteran player, and that way, you can see the difference and learn something from them.” Robinson Cano
  • “As a former veteran, I understand the needs of veterans, and have been clear – we will work together, stand together with the Administration, but we will also question their policies when they shortchange veterans and military retirees.” Solomon Ortiz
  • “I am a veteran of the War on Christmas. I am just emerging from a battlefield strewn with dead trees and torn shreds of brightly coloured wrapping paper.” Henry Rollins
  • “I was a veteran before I was a teenager.” Michael Jackson
  • “My father, Reginald Francois, was a D-Day veteran. He never submitted to bullying by any German, and neither will his son.” Mark Francois
  • “A veteran deserves the very best health care anywhere. That means sometimes; they should go out into the private sector if something’s being done better than the VA.” David Shulkin
  • “There’s a tradition in war writing that the veteran goes over and sees the truth of war and comes back. And I’m sceptical of that.” Phil Klay
  • “I am a Korean War veteran. I support our troops as much as anyone in this body, but I do so by advocating redeployment out of Iraq as soon as it can be safely done.” John Conyers
  • “I want you to say ‘Never Forget’ because when you say ‘Never Forget’ you think that veteran in a different way. You’re allowing them to be thankful for the idea for the fact that as an American, you’re in it with them. We’re in it together, and we don’t forget together.” Dan Crenshaw
  • “You don’t go after veterans in this country. If there’s one thing that’s sacrosanct, it is the American military veteran.” Katy Tur
  • “For the record, I’m a Second World War veteran and served in the Pacific.” Gore Vidal
  • “When you meet a veteran, thank them for their service. Nancy Dubuc
  • “Veterans need employment opportunities and the development of a Hire a Veteran culture in Canada.” Erin O’Toole
  • “A great fight that I’d love is B.J. Penn. That would be so awesome. He’s a veteran of the sport. He’s fought everywhere.” Donald Cerrone
  • “No veteran or active duty service member should endure a long hospital stay alone. Yet sadly, due to the high cost of travel, all too often our military families are separated while America’s heroes receive care. Sometimes families sleep in hospital parking lots, unable to afford long stays in a hotel.” John Delaney
  • “As the daughter of a 25-year veteran of the armed forces, I am incredibly thankful for the sacrifices our women and men have made in Iraq, and continue to make in Afghanistan.” Barbara Lee

Military PTSD

Military PTSD is a really painful process. Here are some Military PTSD quotes that explain the pain of being in trauma best:

  • “On the battlefield, the military pledges to leave no soldier behind. As a nation, let it be our pledge that when they return home, we leave no veteran behind.” Dan Lipinski
  • “I grew up in southwest Iowa, on a farm north of Stanton, Iowa, which is a tiny little town, a farming community. I went to Iowa State University and joined Army ROTC while I was there and just have had such a phenomenal life. I am a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.” Joni Ernst
  • “One group of people that get a lot of PTSD are soldiers who have been in combat. You know who gets more PTSD, has higher rates of PTSD? Women who have escaped prostitution. That tells me that the war that men wage against women is actually worse than the wars they wage against each other.” – Lierre Keith.
  • I did a study of soldiers returning from Iraq, and their levels of PTSD were much higher if they had had to shoot a woman or child, even if they knew the person was a suicide bomber. – Mia Bloom
  • I met soldiers coming back from the war, and I was impressed by their description of PTSD, all the symptoms: the outburst of violence, the impossibility to cope with reality anymore, all that stuff. – Alice Winocour

Complex PTSD quotes

Dealing with PTSD is difficult and has a lot of complexity. Here are some Complex PTSD quotes that explain well why it is so difficult to deal with PTSD:

  • “When you notice someone does something toxic the first time, don’t wait for the second time before you address it or cut them off. Many survivors are used to the “wait and see” tactic, which only leaves them vulnerable to a second attack. As your boundaries get stronger, the wait time gets shorter. You have never justified your intuition.”― Shahida Arabi.
  • “In situations of captivity the perpetrator becomes the most powerful person in the life of the victim, and the psychology of the victim is shaped by the actions and beliefs of the perpetrator.” ― Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence – From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror.
  • “The happy family is a myth for many.” ― Carolyn Spring.
  • “I look around and think Good God, what kind of hell is this?” ― Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka.
  • “If you live your life to please everyone else, you will continue to feel frustrated and powerless. This is because what others want may not be good for you. You are not being mean when you say NO to unreasonable demands or when you express your ideas, feelings, and opinions, even if they differ from those of others.”― Beverly Engel, The Nice Girl Syndrome: Stop Being Manipulated and Abused — And Start Standing Up for Yourself.
  • “I have met many, many severely distressed people whose daily lives are filled with the agony of both remembered and unremembered trauma, who try so hard to heal and yet who are constantly being pushed down both by their symptoms and the oppressive circumstances of post-traumatic life around them.”― Carolyn Spring.
  • “no recovery from trauma is possible without attending to issues of safety, care for the self, reparative connections to other human beings, and a renewed faith in the universe. The therapist’s job is not just to be a witness to this process but to teach the patient how.” ― Janina Fisher.

Following Complex PTSD quotes explain well how it feels to deal with PTSD:

  • “He cannot forgive himself for having saved himself when his wife and child went to their deaths; we are all as if drugged. Yesterday all of my family were living and now – all are dead. Each of us stands as if turn to stone. I weep for my fate, for what I have left to see.” ― Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka.
  • “The reason why you need emotional support is because it’s important for survivors to be heard. To be understood. To be able to express yourself without fearing criticism or harsh judgement. To be validated for your pain, suffering, and loss. For others to be there for you to encourage you, especially if you’re having a bad day or feeling triggered.” ― Dana Arcuri, Soul Cry: Releasing & Healing the Wounds of Trauma
  • “In the same way that people can drive each other mad, the company of people, and being understood by people, can also heal us.” ― Bessel A. van der Kolk.
  • “The objective is for the past to become a very tiny part of your very large, confident, capable, and free self.” ― Michele Rosenthal, Your Life After Trauma: Powerful Practices to Reclaim Your Identity.
  • “if your brain changes in response to experience, then you have the opportunity to deliberately help your brain change again based on new experiences you create.” ― Michele Rosenthal.
  • “I weep for my fate, for what I have left to see.” ― Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka.
  • The human need to be visible is countered by the need to be invisible to avoid further abuse and the need for intimacy and the dread of abuse; all pose insoluble dichotomies which promote further withdrawal from human contact, which reinforces the sense of dehumanization.” ― Christiane Sanderson, Introduction to Counselling Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma.

Short PTSD quotes

Here are some Short PTSD quotes  that you can use on your social media to inspire others if you have recovered from PTSD:

  • “Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine.
  • “To close your eyes will not ease another’s pain.” – Chinese Proverb.
  • “When you love a girl that has lived trauma when she realizes that you are choosing to love her, and not hurt her, she will love you back with the same kind of tenacity that it took to walk through fire.” – Tracy Malone.
  • “Post-traumatic stress injury isn’t a disease. It’s a wound to the soul that never heals.” – Tom Glenn.
  • “I survived because the fire that burned inside of me burned brighter than the fire around me.” – Unknown.
  • “I wish my head could forget what my eyes have seen.” – Dave Parnell.
  • “You wake up every morning to fight the same demons that left you so tired the night before, and that, my love, is bravery.” – Unknown.
  • “I’m destroying myself so others can’t,” she said, “and it’s the worst kind of control, but it’s the only form I know.” – S.Z.
  • “You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, and you are undefeated.” – Unknown.
  • “After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” – Judith Lewis Herman.
  • “Hold yourself back, or heal yourself back together. You decide.” ― Brittany Burgunder.
  • Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating the change you do choose.” –Michelle Rosenthal.
  • “Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach.

These Short PTSD quotes are my most favourite:

  • “Courage is resistance to fear; the mastery is fear – not the absence of fear.” – Mark Twain.
  • “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley.
  • “One day, you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Unknown.
  • “Instead of saying ‘I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues.” I say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” – Horacio Jones
  • “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs.
  • “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” – Mason Cooley.
  • “Delusional pain hurts just as much as the pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?” – Octavia E. Butler
  • “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.” — Mark Twain.

Loving someone with PTSD quotes

Loving someone with PTSD is not easy , but they need your support. So be there for your partner in this time of difficulty. Here are some loving someone with PTSD quotes, that you can relate with:

  • “People are not addicted to alcohol or drugs; they are addicted to escaping reality.” – Unknown.
  • “People start to heal the moment they feel heard.” – Cheryl Richardson.
  • “Punishing someone for PTSD is like punishing someone for cancer. The answer is love and protection.” – Unknown.
  • “You don’t have to save me; you just have to hold my hand while I save myself.” – Unknown.
  • “The mind replays what the heart can’t delete.” – Unknown.
  • A core dilemma of C-PTSD is that your longing for a relationship is in direct opposition to memories that tell you relationships aren’t safe. Arielle Schwartz, PhD. The Complex PTSD Workbook: A Mind-Body Approach to Regaining Emotional Control & Becoming Whole.
  • With developmental trauma, the table was not properly levelled or was built without much attention or craftsmanship, and therefore everything resting on the table is unlikely to have the support it needs. Kathy L. Kain and Stephen J. Terrell. Nurturing Resilience: Helping Clients Move Forward from Developmental Trauma.*
  • When the alarm bell of the emotional brain keeps signalling that you are in danger, no amount of insight will silence it. Bessel van der Kolk, MD. The Body Keeps the Score.
  • Early experiences of lack of belonging and acceptance can promote unhealthy shame experiences that can manifest as a sense of being essentially unworthy, unlovable, and bad. Kathy L Kain and Stephen J Terrell. Nurturing Resilience.
  • Repeated trauma requires you to create a system of defences that protects you. And these protections were so important. They saved your life. They protected your real self. Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PhD. Journey Through Trauma: A Trail Guide to the Five-Phase Cycle of Healing Repeated Trauma.

I have shared some loving someone with PTSD quotes, now let’s have a look at something that you should say to your romantic partner who is suffering from PTSD. This will boost his/her self-confidence:

  • I believe you. (This is the most important).
  • I’m here for you.
  • What can I do to help?
  • I know that you don’t want to live your life in what feels like a constant and never-ending state of pain and misery and I know that you ARE trying hard enough to get through it the best you can with what you’ve got.
  • What happened to you was never your fault.
  • What happened to you should never have happened, and you did not deserve that.
  • I admire you so much for the way you are dealing with it.
  • I am proud of you/your courage/strength.
  • If you need me for any reason, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me; I am and always will be here for you, to the best of my abilities.
  • You are not weak or bad or wrong, you didn’t deserve this, and you could not have stopped it.
  • Thank you for surviving.
  • I’m sorry they hurt you.
  • You’re a good person.
  • If you need to talk, I’ll listen.
  • I want you to feel good and safe.
  • How can I help you feel safe?
  • You are loved and cherished.
  • It’s okay to be hurt and angry; these feelings don’t make you a bad person.
  • I won’t preach forgiveness at you.
  • What you are experiencing is real. I believe you. And I believe in you.
  • Your uncontrolled emotional breakdowns were not because you were selfish, but because you were in indescribable pain.
  • I’m proud/impressed with the progress you’ve made (maybe give examples).
  • Just tell me what you need, and I will understand.
  • You are not alone, no matter how much it feels like it.
  • We will make it through this together.
  • I’m so sorry those things were done to you.
  • It’s not your fault.
  • It is not your shame.
  • I love you, and I wish I could take your pain away.

PTSD quotes images

Here are some PTSD quotes images that will inspire you and motivate you to deal with it in the best way:

Following PTSD quotes images to explain this term well:

Funny PTSD quotes

Some of us need a fun factor to deal with any kind of trauma or stress. Sometimes it can be helpful to laugh out at your own issues so that you can clearly see the future and can feel motivated. So here are some funny PTSD quotes for you:

  • “Psychiatrists urge me to take my tranquillizers. When I don’t, they become agitated. I take their pills to calm them down.”Brian Spellman
  • “Talking to yourself is okay. Answering back is risky.” Brian Spellman, If the mind fits, shrink it
  • “The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four people is suffering from a mental illness. Look at you 3 best friends. If they’re ok, then it’s you.” Rita Mae Brown
  • “1 in 5 people have dandruff. 1 in 4 people has a mental health problem. I’ve had both. ” Ruby Wax
  • “My therapist told me that I over-analyze everything. I explained to him that he only thinks this because of his unhappy relationship with his mother.” ― Michel Templet.
  • “A question that always makes me hazy is it me or are the others crazy? ” Albert Einstein
  • “Ambien might have mentally just tossed my salad. WITH CROUTONS.” Jen Lancaster
  • “I learned to smile, avoiding happiness advice. ” Brian Spellman, The Cartoonist’s Book Camp
  • “I’m afraid to see a psychiatrist about the voices in my head. She might know who they are.”
  • Stanley Victor Paskavich, Stantasyland: Quips Quotes and Quandaries
  • “They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.” Nathaniel Lee
  • “The good part of having a mental disorder is having a valid reason for all the stupid things we do because of the damaged prefrontal cortex. However, the best part is seeing someone completely sane do the exact same things, without a valid excuse. This is the great equalizer of God and his little gift for all us crazy people to enjoy.” Shannon L. Alder
  • “If you don’t belong in a mental institution, you must be a very boring person.” Gala Siegel
  • “Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” C. G. Jung
  • “I decided early in graduate school that I needed to do something about my moods. It quickly came down to a choice between seeing a psychiatrist or buying a horse. Since almost everyone I knew was seeing a psychiatrist, and since I had an absolute belief that I should be able to handle my own problems, I naturally bought a horse.” Kay Redfield Jamison, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
  • “There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person.”Dan Greenberg
  • “I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.” Edgar Allen Poe
  • “I told my wife the truth. I told her I was seeing a psychiatrist. Then she told me the truth: that she was seeing a psychiatrist, two plumbers, and a bartender.”― Rodney Dangerfield.
  • “The reason I talk to myself is because I’m the only one whose answers I accept.” George Carlin

Following are some of my most favourite funny PTSD quotes:

  • “I don’t need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.” Sting
  • “I think the whole world addicted to the drama. Only attracted to things that’ll bring you trauma.”
  • “Of course, the death of Geoffrey has caused a lot of trauma to me generally.” Victoria De Los Angeles
  • “It’s funny how hello is always accompanied with a goodbye. It’s funny how good memories can make you cry, it’s funny how forever never seems to last, it’s funny how much you would lose if you forgot about your past, it’s funny how friends can just leave when you’re down, it’s funny how when you need someone they never are around, it’s funny how people change and think they’re so much better, it’s funny how some many lies are packed into one love letter, it’s funny how one night can hold so much regret, it’s funny how you can forgive but not forget, it’s funny how ironic life turns out to be, but the funniest part of all is that none of that is funny to me.”
  • “I don’t carry any early childhood trauma around with me if that’s what you’re hinting at. The story of the bicycles – and there were three of them which were stolen from me – I’ve dealt with it well.” Angela Merkel
  • “The American foreign policy trauma of the sixties and seventies was caused by applying valid principles to unsuitable conditions.” Henry A Kissinger
  • “These days, there are a great many books about childhood trauma and its effects, but at the time all the experts agreed that one should forget about it as quickly as possible and pick up where you left off.” Peter Straub
  • “Most people go through life dreading they’ll have a traumatic experience. Freaks were born with their trauma. They’ve already passed their test in life.’’ They’re aristocrats. Diane Arbus
  • “One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change, and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimize the trauma of change in our personal lives.” Hugh Mackay

PTSD inspirational quotes

People suffering from PTSD feel like life is going to end. They  feel pain, and to get out from this phase of pain and uncertainty, they need some inspiration. People who have recovered from PTSD can inspire them to deal with their own issues. So here are some PTSD inspirational quotes by people who have been through this:

  • “When I am willing to do the right thing, I am rewarded with inner peace, no amount of liquor could ever provide. When I am unwilling to do the right thing, I become restless, irritable, and discontent. It is always my choice.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th edition, page 317
  • “Even in times of trauma, we try to maintain a sense of normality until we no longer can. That, my friends, is called surviving. Not healing. We never become whole again … we are survivors. If you are here today… You are a survivor. But those of us who have made it thru hell and are still standing? We bear a different name: warriors.” ― Lori Goodwin.
  • “Trauma is hell on earth. Trauma resolved is a gift from the gods.” ― Peter A. Levine.
  • “As a deep wound comes to the surface, things can appear worse for a time.” ― Renae A.Sauter.
  • “P.T.S.D. doesn’t make you weak. It makes you a survivor.” ― DaShanne Stokes.
  • “The medical professionals should fight PTSD at every cost for those living in pain and the battles they’ve lost.” ― Stanley Victor Paskavich.
  • “We are all just one event or trauma way from suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.” ― Donna Kasubeck.
  • “You are not broken and in need of fixing. You are wounded and in need of healing.” ― Danu Morrigan.
  • “I cannot stand the words Get over it. All of us are under such pressure to put our problems in the past tense. Slow down. Don’t allow others to hurry your healing. It is a process, one that may take years, occasionally, even a lifetime — and that’s OK.” ― Beau Taplin.
  • “Our tears are trying to serve a purpose, but we rarely let them. I don’t know how we got started with subverting that purpose.” ― Hugh Howey.
  • “After all, when a stone is dropped into a pond, the water continues quivering even after the stone has sunk to the bottom.” ― Arthur Golden.
  • “Most people have no imagination. If they could imagine the sufferings of others, they would not make them suffer so.” ― Anna Funder.
  • “There is, in every event, whether lived or told, always a hole or a gap, often more than one. If we allow ourselves to get caught in it, we find it opening onto a void that, once we have slipped into it, we can never escape.” ― Brian Evenson.
  • PTSD nightmares aren’t always exact replays of the event. Sometimes they replay the emotions you felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness. – Alice Cariv
  • Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud what you have overcome. – Dr Phil
  • There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn’t a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm. – Dawn Serra
  • PTSD is not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person.
  • You’re never truly lost if someone cares enough to come to find you. Lost is waiting to be found. – Barbara Claypole White
  • Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – Haruki Murakami

Here are some of my most favourite PTSD inspirational quotes that helped my friends too and will help you for sure:

  • People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul. – David Brooks
  • I didn’t come this far, to only come this far. – Unknown
  • I know people with PTSD, and it’s very real and very hard. But it doesn’t change your core character. – Taya Kyle
  • The best things in life aren’t things. – Art Buchwald
  • You have to understand that PTSD has to be an event that you experience, a very traumatic event. And actually, there is evidence that brain chemistry changes during this event in certain individuals where it’s imprinted indelibly forever, and there’s an emotion associated with this which triggers the condition. – Dale Archer
  • Trauma creates change you don’t choose healing creates change you do choose.- Michele Rosenthal
  • Angry people want you to see how powerful they are… loving people want you to see how powerful You are. – Chief Red Eagle
  • Most people may not realize the tremendous value that therapy/companion/comfort animals have for the purposes of easing the suffering of those with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), particularly within the military. – Ken Wahl
  • I had experience with PTSD myself; probably that’s why I felt so close to the soldiers and the testimony. Also, because I had experienced this myself, I wanted to make a really physical and carnal film. – Alice Winocour
  • Life does not have to be perfect to be wonderful. – Annette Funicello

PTSD awareness quotes

Most people are not aware of PTSD and think that another person is just creating a drama or overreacting. The person who is suffering also sometimes does not have any idea of what is going on. So PTSD awareness is a must. To help out with this here are some of the best PTSD awareness quotes:

  • “Triggers are like little psychic explosions that crash through avoidance and bring the dissociated, avoided trauma suddenly, unexpectedly, back into consciousness.” ― Carolyn Spring.
  • “You have to understand that PTSD has to be an event that you experience, a very traumatic event. And actually, there is evidence that brain chemistry changes during this event in certain individuals where it’s imprinted indelibly forever, and there’s an emotion associated with this which triggers the condition.” – Dale Archer.
  • “I believe our emotional traumas create triggers. Those triggers are actually a form of PTSD.” – Suzanne Wagner.
  • “Just when you think you’re in a good place, one small trigger sends you spiralling down again.” – Unknown.
  • “Triggers can happen when you least expect them. When you think all the emotional wounds are healed, something can happen that reminds you there is still a scar.” – Alexandra Eva May.
  • “If someone else’s reaction seems out of proportion to the situation, it usually means that something else was triggered.” – Dr Lauren Fogel.
  • “The body remembers. Stuffed until an event, a sound, a sight, a touch, a word, or a person awakens them” – Unknown.
  • “If storing memories is like putting away groceries, a traumatic event is stored by shoving a bunch of stuff in a cabinet and then any time it gets opened all the stuff falls on your head.” – Unknown.
  • “If the wounds on her heart and the bruises on her soul were translated on her skin, you wouldn’t recognize her at all.” – Verona Q.
  • “A trigger is a connection between the conscious mind and a buried painful memory.” – Unknown.

Here are some PTSD awareness quotes that explain what actually can trigger trauma and how you can deal with it:

  • The drama and the trauma of the relationship you have when you’re 16 can mirror the one you have when you’re 26. Life repeats itself.” – Taylor Swift
  • “Trauma is a fact of life. It does not, however, have to be a life sentence.” – Peter A. Levine.
  • “Repeated trauma requires you to create a system of defences that protects you. And these protections were so important. They saved your life. They protected your real self.” – Gretchen L. Schmelzer, PhD.
  • “A great loss brings up an emotional storm that opens up a hidden reservoir of childhood pain” ― Pete Walker.
  • “Some people’s lives seem to flow in a narrative; mine had many stops and starts. That’s what trauma does. It interrupts the plot. You can’t process it because it doesn’t fit with what came before or what comes afterwards.” – Jessica Stern.
  • “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton.
  • “When you can tell your story, and it doesn’t make you cry, you know you have healed.” – Karen Salmansohn.
  • “There are all kinds of addicts, I guess. We all have pain. And we all look for ways to make the pain go away.” ― Sherman Alexie.
  • “Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing.” ― Jennifer Brown.
  • “Grief is messy. It’s traumatic. Devastating. Confusing. Exhausting. Grief is a natural process of our human experience. May you find comfort in these unexpected places along your journey.” ― Dana Arcuri
  • “Alone with thoughts of what should have long been forgotten, I let myself be carried away into the silent screams of delirium.” ― Amanda Steele
  • “Instead of being ashamed of what you’ve been through, be proud of what you have overcome.” – Dr Phil.
  • “PTSD nightmares aren’t always exact replays of the event. Sometimes they replay the emotions you felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness.” – Alice Cariv.
  • “Simple little things like a song or smell can be a trigger.” – Selina Bonser.
  • “When the alarm bell of the emotional brain keeps signalling that you are in danger, no amount of insight will silence it.” – Bessel van der Kolk, MD.
  • “The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost.
  • “I did not ask for the things that I’ve been through, and I certainly did not ask my mind to paint and repaint the pictures in flashback form.” – Michelle Groth.
  • “It isn’t in my past. It’s in my every day.” – Helen Wilson.
  • “Over time, as most people fail the survivor’s exacting test of trustworthiness, she tends to withdraw from relationships. The isolation of the survivor thus persists even after she is free.” – Judith Lewis Herman.
  • “Simple little things like a song or smell can be a trigger.” –Selina Bonser.

Combat PTSD quotes

Once a problem is recognized, it becomes necessary to deal with it. Otherwise, it can ruin your life and will take your loved ones away from you. a person who is suffering from PTSD can try but cannot combat this alone. So the individual needs help. It is the responsibility of others around him like friends and family to help him out in combating this stress. Here are some combat PTSD quotes for those who really want to get rid of this stress:

  • “When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear.” — Mark Twain.
  • “War becomes a part of you. It is a feeling just as much as an experience. If you can’t feel it, you weren’t paying attention. And if you weren’t paying attention, you are probably dead anyway.” – Clint Van Winkle.
  • “Am I awake or dreaming? It doesn’t matter anymore. When I close my eyes, I dream of death and war. When I open my eyes, I see death and war.” – Michael Anthony.
  • “The brave men and women who serve their country and as a result, constantly live with the war inside them, exist in a world of chaos. But the turmoil they experience isn’t who they are; the PTSD invades their minds and bodies.” ― Robert Koger.
  • “The shrinks call it Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I call it hell. The demons are waiting in each corner, ready to drag me back to the battlefield.” – James Coyne.
  • “People generally don’t suffer high rates of PTSD after natural disasters. Instead, people suffer from PTSD after moral atrocities. Soldiers who’ve endured the depraved world of combat experience their own symptoms. Trauma is an expulsive cataclysm of the soul.” – David Brooks.
  • “The brave men and women who serve their country and as a result, constantly live with the war inside of them, exist in a world of chaos. But the turmoil they experience isn’t who they are; the PTSD invades their minds and bodies.” – Robert Koger.
  • “When you ask a veteran when they were last “over there,” know that in many cases, the real answer is “every night.” – Unknown
  • “The victims of PTSD often feel morally tainted by their experiences, unable to recover confidence in their own goodness, trapped in a sort of spiritual solitary confinement, looking back at the rest of the world from beyond the barrier of what happened. They find themselves unable to communicate their condition to those who remained at home, resenting civilians for their blind innocence.” – David Brooks.
  • “I feel no emotional connection to these outwardly human gestures. I am not there, because I never left Afghanistan.” ― Jake Wood.
  • “Recovery is a process. It takes time. It takes patience. It takes everything you’ve got.” – Unknown.
  • “I won’t let pain, turn my heart into something ugly. I will show you that surviving can be beautiful.” – Christy Ann Martine.
  • “Recovery doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It simply means it no longer controls you.” – Unknown
  • “Healing is not an overnight process. It is a daily cleansing of pain; it is a daily healing of your life.” – Leon Brown.
  • “Don’t ask the question ‘why the addiction’ but ‘why the pain?'” – Dr Gabor Mate
  • “You survived the abuse. Now, you’ll survive the recovery.” – Unknown.
  • “Talking openly about your mental illness is not seeking attention, it’s seeking help.” – Anonymous.
  • “Recovering from PTSD is being fragile and strong at the same time. It’s a beautiful medley of constantly being broken down and pieced together. I am painting almost done to completion, beautiful but not quite complete.” – Kate J. Tate.
  • “Recovery is about progression, not perfection.” – Unknown.
  • “One of the hardest things was learning I was worth recovery.” – Demi Lovato.

Here are some tips in the form of combat PTSD quotes for those who are dealing with PTSD:

  • “Instead of saying ‘I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues.” I say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.” – Horacio Jones
  • “The ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones that do.” – Steve Jobs.
  • “Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.” – Mason Cooley.
  • “Delusional pain hurts just as much as the pain from actual trauma. So what if it’s all in your head?” – Octavia E. Butler
  • “Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!” – Michel Templet.
  • “Trauma creates change you don’t choose. Healing is about creating the change you do choose.” –Michelle Rosenthal.
  • “Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.” – Richard Bach.
  • “Courage is resistance to fear; the mastery is fear – not the absence of fear.” – Mark Twain.
  • “You never know how strong you are, until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley.
  • “One day, you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through, and it will be someone else’s survival guide.” – Unknown.
  • “Not all wounds are visible” – the slogan of PTSD awareness.
  • “You can’t take the war out of the warrior.”
  • “Veterans with PTSD are NOT damaged, not crazy, not defeated. They are inflicted with invisible wounds, and overwhelmed with burdens of surviving every day.”
  • It’s ok to be the way you are right now. It is understandable that you felt the way you felt. It is understandable that you did the things you did to cope. It is understandable that you didn’t know how to do better.
  • Your unhealthy habits were just survival mechanisms that you held onto to protect yourself. You aren’t trying to be self-destructive! Your brain is just telling you that danger is imminent, so you prepare accordingly. But you just need to slowly build new, healthy habits because you aren’t in danger anymore.

Conclusion

Dealing with PTSD is not easy, help others how are suffering from it. This article was all about PTSD quotes, and I have tried my best to share the most inspiring and motivating PTSD quotes with you. Hope so you will find them helpful in dealing with your own trauma.

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