ISTSS Public Education Videos

The following videos present three different trauma survivors telling their stories.* Each story has a different focus. One trauma story highlights how a traumatic event may be experienced, the other highlights the after-effects of trauma, with an emphasis on PTSD symptoms. The last video presents one survivor's experience of getting treatment for PTSD.

The purpose of these videos is to offer a personalized glimpse into the nature of trauma, how it affects us as individuals and how treatment can reduce these effects. We hope you find them informative.

*Stories are composites of real trauma survivors. Survivors are played by actors.

One Person's Trauma Story
Person's Trauma Story

The After Effects of Trauma
The After 
Effects of Trauma

How the Treatment of Trauma Can Help
How the 
Treatment of Trauma Can Help