Invisible Scars: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Examined
Project R.A.R.E. x #NotOkay

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Hanif Benjamin- How Stigma Prevents Healing

"It doesn't mean that yuh mad." If you went through something traumatic and you need to get help, it have no shame in it. Follow Not Okay & Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceCredit: Hanif E. A. Benjamin / The Centre For Human Development Group of Companies Limited Video by: FlashFocus Media and Candice Alaska

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 22 maart 2019

Hanif Benjamin - What is mental health and why does the stigma prevent healing?

"It doesn't mean that yuh mad."

If you went through something traumatic and you need to get help, it have no shame in it.

Why we need to process trauma

It's #notokay to tell people:✔️ Jus get over it✔️ You need to toughen up✔️ dat still bothering you✔️ doh study it✔️ but I went through that and I good When they can't get over something traumatic. If people doh take d time to process and heal from trauma properly, it could have all kinds of long-term effects on them.Follow Not Okay & Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceSpeaker: Hanif E. A. Benjamin

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 22 maart 2019

Hanif Benjamin - Why do we need to process and deal with trauma?

It's #notokay to tell people:

✔️ Jus get over it
✔️ You need to toughen up
✔️ dat still bothering you
✔️ doh study it
✔️ but I went through that and I good

When they can't get over something traumatic. If people doh take d time to process and heal from trauma properly, it could have all kinds of long-term effects on them.

Hani Benjamin: Trauma in Children

"Too often young people are pushed to the side in traumatic events." Are yall guilty of this?Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun ViolenceCredit: Hanif E. A. Benjamin

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zaterdag 30 maart 2019

Hanif Benjamin - Trauma also Affects Children

"Too often young people are pushed to the side in traumatic events."

We are a Traumatized Nation

In a country with so much violence, we need to understand what is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 😕👇Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 26 maart 2019

Masudah Baptiste - Why we need to understand PTSD

Trinidad and Tobago is, sadly, a country with so much violence, murder, kidnapping, and crime. 😕

We need to understand what PTSD is, because it affects many of us.

Masudah: Ways to manage trauma symptoms

Masudah has some advice on how manage some of your symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

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Masudah Baptiste - Advice for managing PTSD symptoms

Masudah has some advice on how manage some of your symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Masudah: Physiological Symptoms of Trauma

"You may not be able to sleep."Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

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Masudah Baptiste - Some of the Physiological Symptoms of PTSD

"You may not be able to sleep."

Masudah: How to help someone traumatized

"Be a listening ear to that person. Because post-traumatic stress disorder requires you to be supportive."Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 9 april 2019

Masudah Baptiste - How to Help Someone Traumatized

"Be a listening ear to that person. Because post-traumatic stress disorder requires you to be supportive."

Nicholas Voisin: Trauma in T&T

This is an AMAZING, simple and easy-to-follow guide about trauma and PTSD, and it covers the different effects of trauma and breaks them down for you. 😮👇Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Zondag 28 april 2019

Nicholas Voisin- What is Trauma?

Simple and easy-to-follow guide about trauma and PTSD, and it covers the different effects of trauma and breaks them down for you.

Nicholas Voisin: Repressed Memories

You probably heard d term 'repressed memories' before. This is what they are.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 7 mei 2019

Nicholas Voisin: Repressed Memories

You probably heard d term 'repressed memories' before. This is what they are.

Nicholas Voisin: Triggers

A trigger takes you back to d traumatic event.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 7 mei 2019

Nicholas Voisin: Triggers

A trigger takes you back to the traumatic event.

Trinidad and Tobago is a traumatized society

We are a traumatized society. This is why we need to understand how to heal from trauma.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Trinidad and Tobago is a traumatized society

We are a traumatized society. This is why we need to understand how to heal from trauma.

Kenycia: "You still on that?"

Yall can't tell people that.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Kenycia: "You still on that?"

Things we shouldn't say to people who have been through something traumatic.

Kenycia Doyle: What is Trauma

“Right here in Trinidad, we had some flooding, and to some people that may have been a [traumatic] event… We can’t judge people for what we might think is a ‘little’ thing.”What could be considered trauma?Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Kenycia Doyle: What is Trauma

“Right here in Trinidad, we had some flooding, and to some people that may have been a [traumatic] event… We can’t judge people for what we might think is a ‘little’ thing.”

What can be considered trauma?

Tameka Romeo: Trauma of losing someone to crime

So many murders, so many kidnappings, so many missing people, so many people across the country suffering in a way that we had no idea.Speaker: Tameka Romeo, Founder of Mothers of the Missing and Murdered - MOMMFollow Not OkayVideo by Candice Alaska

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Dinsdag 21 mei 2019

Tameka Romeo: Trauma of losing someone to crime

So many murders, so many kidnappings, so many missing people, so many people across the country suffering in a way that we had no idea.

What is PTSD

Caron was shot in the face when bandits attempted to take her car. Because they were unable to steal the car, they just started firing anyway, and, as a result, she was shot multiple times. It should go without saying that being shot is traumatic, and she talks here about how she developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder afterwards.It's important that we are aware of what PTSD is and how badly it can affect us if we don't get help.Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Maandag 24 juni 2019

Caron Asgarali: PTSD from being Shot

Caron was shot in the face when bandits attempted to take her car. Because they were unable to steal the car, they just started firing anyway, and, as a result, she was shot multiple times.

It should go without saying that being shot is traumatic, and she talks here about how she developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder afterwards.

It's important that we are aware of what PTSD is and how badly it can affect us if we don't get help.

Advice for dealing with trauma

I think a lot of us may be dealing with some form of trauma, and here Caron shares her advice for dealing with trauma. Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Maandag 24 juni 2019

Advice for dealing with trauma

Caron shares her advice for dealing with trauma.

Trauma Timeline

People like to give yuh a time period for how long you should take to get over something-- a death, anything-- and sometimes if they generous they does give you a whole year. Sometimes they even expect you to start getting over it the next day. 🙄 #thetraumatimeline

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"Trauma Timeline"

There is no "timeline" for healing from trauma.

Social Media and Trauma

Can we please stop sharing pictures and videos of people being shot or dying or other graphic things?Follow Not Okay and Project RARE Raising Awareness on the Ripple Effect of Gun Violence

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Donderdag 4 juli 2019

Social Media and Trauma

Can we please stop sharing pictures and videos of people being shot or dying or other graphic things?

Trauma of sexual assault

TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual AssaultPeople can be VERY insensitive about sexual assault. They:🚫 Ask survivors way too many personal questions about "what happened" or "what the person did to them"🚫 Say that survivors who come forward with accusations "just want attention"🚫 Blame survivors for putting themselves in the situation in the first place or for what they were wearing🚫 Say that they "should be over it by now", without realizing how DIFFICULT something like that can be to get over, how much trauma survivors experience afterwards..This is the reality of what a survivor of sexual assault goes through after. It's #notokay to expect someone who has been sexually assaulted to easily get over it and move on.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Donderdag 4 juli 2019

Social Media and Trauma

This is the reality of what a survivor of sexual assault goes through after. It's #notokay to expect someone who has been sexually assaulted to easily get over it and move on.

Ashley: If you know someone who was sexually assaulted

"Asking for details that are not relevant. I don't know why people do that." Advice for what you can say and what is #notokay to say. Follow Not Okay.

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 9 augustus 2019

Ashley: If you know someone who was sexually assaulted

"Asking for details that are not relevant. I don't know why people do that."

Advice for what you can say and what is #notokay to say.

Ashley: advice for sexual assault survivors

"There's a part of you that just wants to get better already, but it doesn't work like that. And you just have to be gentle with yourself."Follow Not Okay

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 9 augustus 2019

Ashley: advice for sexual assault survivors

"There's a part of you that just wants to get better already, but it doesn't work like that. And you just have to be gentle with yourself."

Nicholas Voisin-- Advice for overcoming trauma

Powerful advice from a psychologist for overcoming trauma.Follow Not Okay Follow on Instagram: www.instagram.com/notokaytt

Geplaatst door Not Okay op Vrijdag 9 augustus 2019

Nicholas Voisin-- Advice for overcoming trauma

Powerful advice from a psychologist for overcoming trauma.

Managing PTSD symptoms
How to help someone traumatized
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms
Managing PTSD symptoms

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