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PTSD Awareness Day: Signs to look for and how to help

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Monday is PTSD Awareness Day and one Myrtle Beach counseling group wants you to know there's always help available for you or a loved one.

Kenza Haddock, clinical director at Oceanic Counseling Group, says there are a few signs of having post-traumatic stress after an incident.

Trouble sleeping, having recurring dreams about an event, frequently re-living what happened when awake, and avoiding things or people that remind you of it are all signs of possible PTSD.

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Haddock says it's important for those suffering from PTSD to feel supported by those closest to them.

"I always tell the loved ones to educate themselves on PTSD," Haddock said. "Offer that support, be supportive, listen to that person, and of course encourage them to get help."

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Haddock says if you believe you might have PTSD, be open to that support and don't isolate yourself, and don't feel any shame in reaching out for professional help.

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