Friday, June 07, 2024


In order to bring greater awareness to the experience of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, June has been designated as PTSD Awareness Month in the United States.

And June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day.

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after an adult or child has been directly involved or a witness to a traumatic event, such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disasters, accidents, life threatening medical crises 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 serious, but treatable disorder. If you're struggling with symptoms, link here to find out how to access professional mental health

Or take a PTSD screening provided by the National Center for PTSD here to learn more about your own traumatic experiences.