JJ non-veteran ptsdWhile we often think of PTSD as a condition of veterans, it can also occur from extensive bullying and emotional neglect. When you’ve been bullied and neglected, you feel like you are the only one so talking with someone who has had similar experiences to you can be a revelation. Promoting understanding of this perspective is important, especially because we think of bullying as something done by and to children, not adults. Also, adults rarely talk about the effects of PTSD, especially because of childhood and adult bullying.