Is Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder a thing?

I used Pink Rhino 10mm training cartridge on ammo just now.

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Thank you. Since my first post on this topic, there have been several changes. For starters, I now have a 9mm to rely on instead of my .22lr that I didn’t feel was adequate. I also purchased a good gun belt and quality holster and have begun carrying everyday. I’ve also been able to put some more time into dry fire and time at the range, along with expanding my knowledge through online training videos, including those from the USCCA. Now I feel more prepared since I have the tools and more training to fall back on.


@Venturous I have a framed sign on the door to my storage room “I CAN SLEEP WHEN THE WIND BLOWS”.
I try to live up to that every day, every trip to the store, every window, door and shingle on the roof.
The more you are prepared the more secure you will feel, and you will be able to sleep when the wind blows. :us:


I’m late here. See if I can break it down for everyone to follow along. PTSD is a very very real thing, and anyone who denies it, needs to research About the 22 brothers and sisters I lose to it everyday. I am veteran, and I’ve seen it first hand, I’ve heard taps too many times for someone to insert just an opinion. With that being said, PTSD is an emotional feeling, that you don’t know you have. Most people that would fall into the PTSD category don’t know they would. The biggest misconceptions come from the broad spectrum of PTSD, as it’s not just for Veterans or War torn family members, just doing what they was told, for a reason unknown, in the name of Freedom, we was told… off topic sorry! A car crash can give you PTSD, certainly defending your life, and subsequently taking one at the same time. PTSD is when you quietly start thinking… Why me? Why do I deserve to live and He didn’t, not even considering the actions that proceeded. It is also, the emotional roller coaster of depression, anxiety, the forced answer, that everything is all right… it doesn’t have to be nightmares or recounts of different scenarios. It’s something that follows you everywhere, everyday, at every moment. It was a traumatic experience that changed, shaped, altered who you are, how you think, feel, talk for the rest of your life. That is PTSD my friend, in a non clinical, hillbilly from Tennessee terms and experiences. Hardest part is accepting it, learning from it, and using it to change your life or others in a positive manner. I call it taking a ■■■■ sandwich and putting some nutella on it, chase it with a shot of Jack D, and carry on smartly.

This is very sincere, any one having thoughts or feelings or suicide. Please don’t hold it in, talk to someone. No matter what time or day, message me, I’ll talk to you all day and night if you need. People do love you, sadly you don’t ever see who and how much when your gone. I’ve been to more than I cry to remember. Thinking man, if they could only see all these people that cared.


Welcome to the Community @James_Trey

Your not late or wrong. PTSD is the mind being unable to cope with a stressful event, period!

The “stressor” can occur as you say, to anyone.

Each individual deals with the same event or stressor differently.

It is by no means an issue of weakness, manliness, character. Help is available: