Post Traumatic Stress Disorder -
|All of these educators seem to care, very deeply, about the children they serve (or served),|
|Often, these teachers have been subjected to extreme harassment by their employers for trying to help the children in their care,|
|This harassment occurred over an extended period of time,|
|Nearly all of these teachers eventually suffered "nervous breakdowns" - a nebulous term that can't really be described until you have actually had one (formal diagnosis is often Major Depression which is also accompanied with assorted Anxiety Disorders),|
|In ALL (yes, that's a STRONG word) CASES SO FAR REPORTED TO ASEE - these educators' unions, the National Education A$$ociation or the American Federation of Teachers and their local affiliates merely stood by and LET the harassment continue.|
|In many cases, these teachers are now on permanent disability, suffer from related medical problems, and remain tormented by their experiences - often YEARS after they are no longer in the situation that caused their PTSD.|
While the ASEE is NOT operated by medical professionals (rather by teachers who have undergone severe trauma themselves), ASEE would like to provide a few links to other resources that may be of assistance (ASEE makes NO endorsements as to the content on any of these links - they are provided for information only). If you suspect there may be ANY possibility that you may suffer from PTSD - CONTACT MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IMMEDIATELY.
|American Psychiatric Association - An EXCELLENT resource on PTSD.|
|Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from Athealth.com - updated site! AtHealth.com also provides additional information for those seeking assistance for PTSD.|
|Crisis Fact Sheet: 10 Ways to Recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder - American Counseling Association|
|Article on PTSD on the American Rescue Team Site. An excellent article that was provided by the American Psychiatric Association|
|Those Who Can, Do. Those Who Can't, Bully. Another outstanding article, on PTSD, by Bully OnLine, web site of the UK National Workplace Bullying Advice Line.|
|PTSD.com - Lots of links to other sources on PTSD that may be found on the 'net.|
|David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages - Yet another OUTSTANDING and up-to-date resource on PTSD.|
|PTSD What is It? - More great information about this disorder.|
|World Wide Web Discussion Board on PTSD|
|Click here to view ASEE's Attack on America Page.|
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