PTSD Awareness Month – June 2018

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Join us in observing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in June. Each year, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and organizations across the United States raise awareness about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The goal of PTSD Awareness Month is to spread awareness about PTSD symptoms and effects, as well as advance the discussion about diagnosis, treatment, and care for those suffering from the effects of trauma – learn more at the National Center for PTSD website.

“Greater understanding and awareness of PTSD will help Veterans and others recognize symptoms, and seek and obtain needed care.”
– Dr. Paula P. Schnurr, Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD

PTSD Awareness Month - about 5 of every 10 women and 6 of every 10 men experience at least one traumatic event in their lives
PTSD Awareness Month - about 10 of every 100 women develop PTSD at some point in their lives
PTSD Awareness Month - about 4 of every 100 men develop PTSD at some point in their lives
PTSD Awareness Month
PTSD Awareness Month - No one should have to suffer the effects of trauma for a lifetime
PTSD Awareness Month - PTSD may trigger other mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, alcohol or drug abuse