DO YOU HAVE SIGNS

OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS?

DO YOU HAVE SIGNS

OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS?

After a cardiac event some men may develop post traumatic stress.
Post traumatic stress can include:

  • Vividly re-living the event
  • Experiencing
    – distressing flashbacks
    – nightmares
    – disturbing mental images
  • An urge to avoid everything related to the traumatic event

MEN WITH HEART DISEASE TELL US:

“ I can’t help but think about my heart attack, where I was, the ambulance, the people running; it was awful!”
“It’s like I’m re-living this all the time…”
“I constantly think of my father; he had one…”
“I try to forget, but it keeps coming back…”
“Now I don’t like hospitals… and white jackets…”

MARIO SHARES HIS STORY

In his testimony, Mario explains the difficulties he experienced after his heart attack. He reveals how important it was for him to talk with his psychologist. It helped him with his symptoms of post-traumatic stress.