Negative feelings about yourself or other people
Inability to experience positive emotions
Feeling emotionally numb
Lack of interest in activities you once enjoyed
Hopelessness about the future
Difficulty maintaining close relationships
Irritability, angry outbursts or aggressive behavior
Always being on guard for danger
Overwhelming guilt or shame
Self-destructive behavior, such as drinking too much or driving too fast
Being easily startled or frightened
Having suicidal thoughts.
The last is well documented with the US Vets, they have nearly 30 suicides a day!
An observation: This is not so prevalent in South African Veterans.
Considering I am concentrating on finding out about PTSD in people, (Civilians) that have been victims of violent crime, in South Africa, this observation is important.
I found only some information dating back two years.
Sep 10, 2014 – Johannesburg – South Africa has the eighth-highest suicide rate in the world, the SA Federation for Mental Health said on Wednesday. Spokesperson Fatima Seedat said the country had approximately 8 000 suicides a year.
The only group that stood out were Policemen, and my thoughts on that….. will only open Pandora’s Box!
If anyone that is better at research can help me out here, it would be greatly appreciated.