Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event.
I can’t imagine the horror of living a life where a person suffers multiple terrifying, life-threatening events.
Kudos to your brother and all the brothers who survive this borderline genocidal treatment by white people and their instruments of power.
As a parent, I worry every day about something bad happening to my son, but it would have to be some kind of accident. My heart breaks for you that your son has a bullseye on his chest every minute of the day because of the rampant racism that still exists in this country.