I Was Attacked

I just wanted to share the story of why I think I have PTSD. Two years ago I was running at my local high school track with one of my good friends and his family. It was dark by the time I left but I only had maybe 3 blocks to walk to get home, so I gave my girlfriend a call. I was only about 30 seconds from my apartment chatting away on the phone when I felt someone punch my in the back of the head. I quickly turn around to see someone in a black skeleton mask, all black clothes and black gloves. This person kept punching me until I was on the ground and when I decided to fight back another person in the same clothing ran up and kicked me in the ribs. They kept beating me until I screamed for help, at which point they ran away, it was in the paper the next day but I don't think the police ever charged anyone. I was wondering if any of you have PTSD because of a similar one time occurrence?
22-25, M
1 Response Jan 18, 2013

I was bullied for several years and went through similar experience when I was leaving school one day and a group of guys came up from behind and jumped me. They threw me on the ground and started kicking me in the ribs and punching me in the face and stomach. People were walking right by me, and no one said or did anything. I feel anxious whenever I pass several or just one guy. I don't even feel safe in large crowds of people anymore...

thank you for sharing, I know how it feels to be always looking over you shoulder. Keep your head up though, there is always help out there for those who ask.