March 8, 2021
Anniversaries Aren’t Always Happy Occasions
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental condition caused by severe trauma. It’s a disorder that can leave its victim emotionally drained or out of control as they constantly relive the traumatic experience that triggered this condition.
The disorder is not something that happens at random. There are internal and external factors that cause the symptoms of PTSD to manifest. They range from one’s thoughts and emotions to familiar faces, and even significant dates.
A “trauma anniversary” is one of the most common triggers that people living with PTSD have. Individuals feel more restless and fearful during certain dates significant to them, or as the dates get nearer. That’s when PTSD symptoms manifest.
How to Prepare for Trauma Anniversaries
Though it’s pretty unpredictable what “trauma anniversaries” can bring each time they come around, a person can do something to prepare or at least achieve some form of control during the trauma anniversary. Preparing for it can make the date less stressful and anxiety-inducing. It’s best to note, however, that one person’s plan may not work for everyone else.
Take a look at some courses of action that people can take to be ready when their trauma anniversary is just around the corner.
- Associate the date with a positive experience
Since the date is associated with a negative or stressful event, do something positive to balance or cancel it out. Commemorate the date with positive action, such as by donating to charity or surrounding yourself with people who make you happy. In time, you’ll realize that the anniversary date doesn’t have that much of an impact as it used to. It can even cease to be a trigger for PTSD symptoms altogether.
- Positive pep talks and affirmations
A positive mindset is always beneficial, whether you’re struggling with PTSD or not. In the days or weeks leading up to the anniversary date of a traumatic experience or event, immerse yourself in positivity and constantly build yourself up with pep talks and positive self-affirmations. This will help produce feelings of calmness and mental clarity that’ll help you get through the day easier.
- Seek support and comfort when you need it
It’s okay to ask for help if you need it. Your friends and loved ones are there for you, especially during difficult times. Having close friends and family members around you will help make you feel better. This will give you the strength to cope with the feelings of stress and anxiety that accompany a trauma anniversary date.
Support Veterans Who Are Struggling with PTSD
Our veterans are more at risk of developing PTSD because of their exposure to dangerous and life-threatening situations during their time in the service. Even when their military career is over, the emotional and mental damage caused by their years of service will remain until they’re gray and old.
Not everyone can successfully transition back into normal life without any hiccups. A lot of veterans go through a crisis period when they suffer from unemployment, financial issues, medical problems, and a lot more. The situation is much worse for those who are burdened with service-connected disabilities and mental health issues as well as those who are not getting any support, have fallen deep into poverty, and have become homeless.
You can do something to help our struggling veterans that won’t hurt you a bit and will even be beneficial to you.
Do you have a vehicle that you no longer use? Maybe you have an old commuter car that’s just taking up valuable garage or driveway space? You can turn it into a powerful tool that can give hope and relief to the struggling veterans in your area. All you have to do is turn that vehicle over to us at Veteran Car Donations.
We’ll put your vehicle up for auction, with the proceeds going to our veteran-focused nonprofit partners. These IRS-certified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations use the funding that we provide them to deliver free quality health care, financial aid, housing assistance, employment opportunities, family support, educational scholarships, psychotherapy services, and many other benefits.
Our donation process is easy, quick, and convenient. All you have to do to donate is call us at our toll-free line 877-594-5822. You’ll be done in just a few minutes and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home.
Donating to us is not only stress-free but extremely rewarding as well. Your charitable contribution will entitle you to receive free professional towing service and a top tax deduction in the next tax season.
We accept almost all vehicle types, even those that won’t even start anymore. Whether you’re donating a car that still looks new or one that’s already rusty, we’ll be happy to accept it.
Don’t worry if you’re not located near big cities, We can collect your donation wherever you are since we operate in all 50 states.
For more information regarding our organization and our vehicle donation process, head on over to our FAQs page. If you have any concerns or inquiries, feel free to give us a call us at 877-594-5822 or send us a message online.
This Is Your Chance to Help Out Our Nation’s Heroes
Let’s honor the sacrifice and service done by our heroes who are facing difficult times. Partner with us at Veteran Car Donations by donating your unwanted car to us. Call us at 877-594-5822 or fill out our online donation form now!