PTSD Quotes

PTSD quotes

Insightful Quotes on PTSD

These posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) quotes not only provide inspiration, but they give you a look into what it's like living with PTSD

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PTSD: It's not the person refusing to let go of the past, but the past refusing to let go of the person. When we feel weak, we drop our heads on the shoulders of others.”


This PTSD quote is inspirational: “Always remember, if you have been diagnosed with PTSD, it is not a sign of weakness; rather, it is proof of your strength, because you have survived!.”


“There is no timestamp on trauma. There isn't a formula that you can insert yourself into to get from horror to healed. Be patient. Take up space. Let your journey be the balm.”


“My past is an armor I cannot take off, no matter how many times you tell me the war is over.” 

PTSD quotes like this one apply to military veterans specifically and other trauma victims metaphorically. 


PTSD nightmares aren't always exact replays of the event. Sometimes they replay the emotions you felt during the event, such as fear, helplessness, and sadness.” 

Did you know that was true? Have you experienced an emotional flashback without recognizing it at the time?


“Some days the memories still knock the wind out of me.”

It's true. Sometimes you will be blindsided by PTSD. 


“The mind replays, what the heart can’t delete.” Does that PTSD quote ring true for you? 


“It isn’t in my past. It’s in my every day.” 

That PTSD quote speaks the truth that people without PTSD have a hard time understanding.


“Trauma creates change you don’t choose; healing creates change you do choose."


PTSD triggers are varied for the person and different from person to person. This PTSD quote is true: "Simple little things like a song or smell can be a trigger."

APA Reference
Avila, R. (2016, March 16). PTSD Quotes, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: April 17, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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