Living With Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After Trauma

“The truth is, for me, being a trauma survivor isn’t beautiful or poetic or romantically sad or inspiring. PTSD is a brutal illness that twists the way you see people. It twists your mind and you’re so stuck in the past you can’t think about the present, let alone the future. How can you get over your illness if you’re being pummeled with technicolor, high resolution flashbacks all day? How can you get over it, when you can see your abuser standing before you, but he’s not really there?”

-Angie Williams