The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) defines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a disorder that develops in people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. There are many different kinds of experiences that can cause PTSD. These can include; combat exposure experiences, loss of loved ones, being involved in scary events or witnessing them, experiencing sexual, physical, verbal, or psychological abuse, rape, witnessing abuse of any kind, or neglect. PTSD can consist of a single occurrence or it can be complex. When you experience PTSD, it may feel like it will never get better but it can. It may take hard work and some time but it’s very possible.