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Housemate with PTSD during this crisis

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SpringBlossomIsBeautiful Wed 29-Apr-20 19:28:33

I wrote at the weekend about how my housemate just exploded at the weekend to point that I had to hide every sharp object in the house. I was extremely scared.
In 2004 when he was a teenager he was involved in a serious accident that resulted in 7 deaths, all that he witnessed.
The current confinement is exacerbating his stress. He came & apologised tonight.
I don’t know how to help, if indeed I can. He’s struggling & not receiving any help ATM.
Is there anything I can do ?

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SpringBlossomIsBeautiful Wed 29-Apr-20 19:30:21

BTW he seemed mortified at his behaviour tonight & said he’s been affected by his behaviour over the weekend.
I hugged him

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PlanDeRaccordement Wed 29-Apr-20 19:36:43

You can dial 111 to ask for mental health crisis team/support for him if he has another episode.
Is he under a local mental health team? He can call and tell them he’s struggling and had an episode and they might be able to arrange weekly video chats with a psychologist.

Sorry you saw that OP, a PTSD episode can be very scary. You are handling it really we’ll though.

Lifeisabeach09 Wed 29-Apr-20 20:13:58

Does he exercise? I'd strongly recommend he take up running. It will help with his mental health and get him out (obviously). Go with him.

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