Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a set of reactions that can develop in anyone who has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as physical or sexual assault, war or torture, disasters, car or other serious accidents.
Main symptoms of PTSD are re-living the traumatic event, avoiding situations that are reminders of the event and feeling anxious for no reason.
PTSD affects around 1 million Australians in any one year and around 25% of Australians exposed to traumatic events will develop PTSD at any given time.
To raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, encourage sufferers to seek professional help and promote the benefits of exercise to help treat PTSD so that sufferers can Run Free From PTSD.
What to do
If you think that you have PTSD, seek medical professional help. If diagnosed with PTSD follow medical advice, limit stress, surround yourself with positive and supportive people and live an active, healthy lifestyle.