PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder.
PTSD can develop after people have experienced a traumatic (really distressing) event, such as violence, rape, a life threatening situation, or abuse. Some people experience PTSD after witnessing something distressing, even if it didn’t happen to them. A wide range of traumatic events can cause PTSD.
Nip in the Bud
Nip in the Bud was set up to encourage awareness about mental health disorders in children and young people. The charity works with mental health professionals to produce short films for teaching staff, parents, carers, and others working with primary school children. The information in the videos highlights the positive benefit of early diagnosis of mental health issues.
Nip in the Bud videos about PTSD