Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an unexpected response to a significant trauma. While the effects of PTSD can be disabling for those with the disorder, suicide is still an uncommon result of PTSD.

There are several risk factors for suicide. PTSD has a major correlation to suicide if the sufferer also possessed the following criteria:

  • The person has experienced chronic symptoms (persistent symptoms for more than one year)
  • The person also experienced childhood trauma or abuse
  • The person has experienced a gender-specific depression component (This is typically disabling depression with women, and uncontrollable episodes of rage with men)
  • The person is self medicating (in studies, those who self-medicated specifically with cannabis & alcohol were most correlated with suicide)
PTSD doesn’t have to be the main attraction in your life. Learn how to live through your challenges, and come out stronger. Contact us today

Let’s keep in touch! Sign up to receive our newsletter:

Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore

Anthony Centore Ph.D. is Founder and CEO at Thriveworks--a counseling practice, focused on premium client care, with 80+ locations across the USA. He is Private Practice Consultant for the American Counseling Association, columnist for Counseling Today magazine, and Author of How to Thrive in Counseling Private Practice. Anthony is a multistate Licensed Professional Counselor and has been quoted in national media sources including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, and CBS Sunday Morning.

Check out “Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book” written by AJ Centore and Taylor Bennett."