By Jacki Haworth, Clinical Intern
Summertime usually means fireworks and loud outdoor concerts. Loud noises can be
particularly difficult for people who have PTSD. For people who suffer from PTSD the loud noises, specifically fireworks can be very triggering.
Fireworks are explosions that go off at random times. The unexpected explosions can trigger that fight and flight instinct in people. A person can have flashbacks to traumatic events as a result of the high decibel noise from fireworks.
Ways to help someone with PTSD, dealing with fireworks triggers is to give them prior notice to fireworks. If you are experiencing PTSD there are two applications Virtual Hope Box and PTSD Coach.
Find out more about how loud sudden noises and PTSD may be impacting your life.
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