Listed below are a number of difficult and stressful things that sometimes happen to people.  For each event, check the box to indicate (a) It happened to you personally  (b) You witnessed it happen to someone else  (c) You learned about it happening to someone close to you  (d) You’re not sure if it fits, or (e) It doesn’t apply to you.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT TO BE USED TO SELF-DIAGNOSE;  it is merely an interactive tick-box that you may use to identify any life event which you believe to be contributing to symptoms you are experiencing.  If you think you may be suffering from PTSD or any other trauma diagnosis, then please look after yourself by visiting your GP to discuss further.

  • 1. Natural Disaster (flood, hurricane, tornado, earthquake)


  • 2. Fire or explosion


  • 3. Transportation accident (for example; car accident, boat accident, train wreck, plane crash)


  • 4. Serious accident at work, home, or during recreational acitivity.


  • 5. Exposure to toxic substances (for example; dangerous chemicals, radiation)


  • 6. Physical assault (for example; being attacked, hit, slapped, kicked, beaten up)


  • 7. Assault with a weapon (for example; being shot, stabbed, threatened with a kinfe, gun, bomb)


  • 8. Sexual assault (rape, attempted rape, made to preform any type of sexual act through force or threat of harm)


  • 9. Other unwanted or uncomfortable sexual experience


  • 10. Combat or exposure to war-zone (in military or as a civilian)


  • 11. Captivity (for example; being kidnapped, abducted, held hostage, prision of war)


  • 12. Life thratening illness or injury


  • 13. Severe human suffering


  • 14. Sudden, violent death (for example; homicide or suicide)


  • 15. Sudden, unexpected death of someone close to you


  • 16. Serious injury, harm or death of someone else


  • 17. Any other very stressful event or experience