Post-traumatic stress injury (PTSI) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSI.
One of the primary goals of The Hero's Heart Foundation is to raise awareness to the general public regarding PTSI in First Responders and Veterans, and to direct those interested towards the people that can help.
We want to eradicate the stigma attached to this so we can get help for that need it.