Alyssas Milano, the youngest person ever to be confirmed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, has a message for anyone who thinks her trauma-based therapy is not effective: “It’s not a show.
It’s not just about what you hear on TV.
It is what you do in your real life.
It was a trauma-induced brain injury that happened to me.
I am traumatized by this trauma.
I don’t want to go back to my childhood.
It makes me really sad.
I just want to stop it.”
The 24-year-old actress and model has recently become the first celebrity to have PTSD diagnosed as a result of a traumatic event, but she’s not the only one who’s made the diagnosis, and the experience has taught her some valuable lessons.
She says the best thing she’s learned is to focus on her own struggles instead of how other people view her.
“When you get a diagnosis of PTSD, you have to remember that it’s a diagnosis.
And that it doesn’t mean that you’re not going to have a bad day, or that you have no hope.
PTSD can and does mean the worst thing,” she told The Hollywood Reporter.
“It does mean that there’s no hope for the future.”
But she added that it also means that the experience is just one part of her life, and that it is worth being open and honest with yourself about.
“There are moments in my life that are just really hard and it’s hard to say I have no feelings.
It doesn’t feel like a lie, it doesn and it doesn the same.
But it’s worth admitting to that.
You have to let go of everything that you hold onto, even if it’s all about your career,” she said.
“I’m not trying to get into all this theory stuff about PTSD, or why people go through this.
It just makes me feel so grateful.
It gives me a sense of relief.”
Alyssah Milano’s journey to PTSD diagnosis The former Miss Teen USA has had a tough time dealing with the diagnosis herself.
“My mom always said I had to do something to make myself feel better.
It didn’t feel real.
It felt like a fantasy,” she recalled.
“When I was diagnosed, I didn’t know what to do.
It wasn’t until I saw a TV show and then saw a therapist that I really understood how it was possible for me to feel like this and be able to talk about it.
That was my first step to admitting that I had PTSD.”
Now, she’s looking for help with her own PTSD, which has led her to try and help others out.
She started a group on Reddit called “Help for the PTSD Survivors” and has been invited to speak to therapists and doctors.
“For people that have PTSD, I feel like it’s like being in a cult or something,” she explained.
“If you think about it, if you are in a church and someone says, ‘Oh, you’re a member of the cult.
Why don’t you go join us?’ that’s not right.
It has nothing to do with you.
That’s just not how it works.
There are other people who go to the same church, or the same school, or who are a member at their church.
It feels very similar to what happens in a religious cult.
It kind of makes me sad that so many people have PTSD and it takes so long to get it.
I’m trying to find a way to help people that are in the same boat as me.”