Some seek treatment because the person causing the trauma NEEDS treatment...
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Many vets, and other people, who struggle with PTS are at times too afraid to reach out for help. There is a (truly) weird stigma around less than optimal mental health. It's like we believe shaming people for seeking help regarding a trauma, sometimes (meaning "not always") caused by a person who needs treatment him or herself, is shameful. Trauma, however, is not always caused by a person. There are of course traumatic events or *patterns that happen.
I remember a show, a great show, that spoke about friendly neighbors. This show spoke about taking care of our fellow (wo)man, no matter the color of his or her skin. The host would speak about kindness to others, but also kindness towards oneself.
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood
It was Fred Rogers' show exploring the idea of caring about our neighbors. It was also this show which explored the idea of taking care of yourself to be a better neighbor. We have to get over this idea it is shameful, wrong, weak, or some other BS negative stigma, to get help or talk about what caused the trauma or even the traumatic event.
We assure you it's not.