A lot of people debate about having PTSD. Is it a mental illness? is It a disability? I look at it like it's a health problem. I have other health problems as well:
chronic heart disease
permanent scarring of the liver
severe adrenal burnout
I try as best I can to deal with these and to protect my well being. Health being both physical and mental. Not two seperate things.
You just want to feel safe, an not always under attack.