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Topic: Supporting someone with PTSD

4 posts, 0 answered
  1. StaticRose51
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    6 July 2018
    Living with a person who has PTSD he is a retired cop from WA. do you have any suggestions about what I can to help him as he keeps ringing all the time and won't basically leave us alone to live by ourselves.
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  2. startingnew
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    6 July 2018 in reply to StaticRose51

    hello Static Rose

    could you perhaps have a sit down with them and let them know how their actions are affecting you? sometimes people dont know they are abit over bearing until you explain to them that they are.

    maybe suggest to him that seeking some help for themselves would be a good idea? Their GP can help with supports and also refer him to psychologists and psychiatrists as well.

    hope this helps abit..

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  3. StaticRose51
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    8 July 2018 in reply to startingnew
    oh he knows alright that his actions make others uncomfortable he is just wanting to stay because he gets support and can be toxic to other people we care about. What helps with this? I have have had to separate my friends from his and this is getting to be exhausting.
  4. startingnew
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    5783 posts
    8 July 2018 in reply to StaticRose51

    i can imagine how exhausting it is StaticRose, im sorry i dont have any other suggestions though. hopefully some others will...

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