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Coping with PTSD


PTSD can cause a number of difficulties in a person's life. However, there are a number of ways a person can cope with PTSD symptoms. Learn more about the different healthy ways of coping with a PTSD diagnosis.
  1. PTSD-Specific Coping Strategies
  2. General Coping Strategies
  3. Mindfulness Skills
  4. Coping With Your Emotions
  1. Coping During the Holidays
  2. Coping with a Family Member's PTSD
  3. PTSD Resources

PTSD-Specific Coping Strategies

The symptoms of PTSD can be very difficult to cope with, and they can have a tremendous negative impact on a person's life. Fortunately, there are some healthy things that you can do to target different symptoms of PTSD.

General Coping Strategies

A number of healthy coping strategies have been found to be useful in managing the symptoms of PTSD. Try out some of these healthy ways of coping with your PTSD symptoms.

Mindfulness Skills

Practicing mindfulness can be an excellent way of getting in touch with your present moment experience, as well as managing anxiety and stress. Learn some different mindfulness exercises in the articles below.

Coping With Your Emotions

People with PTSD often experience intense emotions and have frequent changes in mood. Fortunately, a number of coping strategies are designed to help you cope with these emotional experiences.

Coping During the Holidays

The holidays can be challenging for the person with PTSD. As a result, it is important for the person with PTSD to learn specialized coping strategies designed to manage stress during the holiday season.

Coping with a Family Member's PTSD

PTSD not only impacts the person with the diagnosis, but also that person's family. Learn how to better cope with a family member's PTSD diagnosis.

PTSD Resources

A number of resources are available for people with PTSD, as well as their loved ones. Find help for you or your loved one's PTSD by checking out some of the resources listed here.

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