Sunday, June 11, 2017

June is Post Traumatic Stress Awareness Month

In order to bring greater awareness to the issue of posttraumatic stress disorder, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD). And the United States Senate has designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after an adult or child has been exposed to a traumatic event(s) such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress. 

Symptoms of PTSD include persistent intrusive thoughts and distressing dreams about the traumatic event, triggered emotional responses to reminders of the trauma, efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, and persistent hypervigilance for cues that indicate additional danger or trauma may occur.

PTSD is a treatable disorder. If you are struggling with symptoms, link here to find out how to access professional mental health.

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