It is very common to feel unsettled, sad or shaken up after witnessing after a traumatic event, as more than half of Americans have experienced this type of event in their lives.
Traumatic events can impact anyone; however military members can be more susceptible to them simply based on their day-to-day duties such as combat, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, etc.
PTSD comes into play if those symptoms still remain months or years after that traumatic event. Some people may not experience these feelings initially since they may begin later on, or the emotions may come and go over time.
Working through your stressful situation is important and TRICARE is here to help you, whether you are just beginning to take steps or you are still seeking help and advice.