PTSD


A woman suffers post traumatic stress when walking through an abandoned alley.


2016 | PG 13 | 5 min

Drama

CAST: Marie-Francoise Theodore, Ashford J. Thomas, Scott, Allaunah Chacon, Scott Thomas, Zoe Salnave, Sonja Inge

WRITER/DIRECTOR:  JD Walker

PRODUCER: JD Walker

Director's Statement:

“Most films about post-traumatic stress only focus on veterans who served in the war or who were directly involved in combat. Few, however, deal with the psycho-social realities of  women who are survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse. This five minute short seeks to raise awareness about 'triggers' that may cause survivors to experience post-traumatic stress.”

Relevant Facts

● An estimated 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives and up to 20 percent of these people go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

● An estimated 5 percent of Americans—more than 13 million people—have PTSD at any given time.

● Approximately 8 percent of all adults—1 of 13 people in this country—will develop PTSD during their lifetime.

● An estimated 1 out of 10 women will get PTSD at some time in their lives. Women are about twice as likely as men to develop PTSD.