Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)

Some people develop PTSD after experiencing or being indirectly exposed to a traumatic event. People affected may feel anxious, highly vigilant and may experience intrusive thoughts and memories of the trauma, such as nightmares. Certain career choices place individuals at a higher risk of PTSD such as emergency workers, Police, first responders. Serious car accidents and people who are exposed to repeated deliberate harm are leading causes of PTSD in Australia. With treatment, people with PTSD can make a full recovery. Nicole has worked with police, first responders, teachers and members of the public who have been directly involved in large public trauma events to support their recovery from this painful and paralysing condition.