PTSD Awareness Month
June is PTSD Awareness Month! There is so much great stuff going at the National Center for PTSD!
Recovery Update News
Increasing the Role of Peer Specialists in Primary Care Settings
2016 Suicide Data Report
The Office of Suicide Prevention has released its 2016 National and State Suicide Data Reports, sharing new information about Veteran suicide.
June is PTSD Awareness Month
After a trauma or life-threatening event, reactions such as upsetting memories, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping are common. When these reactions do not go away or worsen, then Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be present. Veterans and Servicemembers are at an elevated risk for PTSD. Various factors contribute to PTSD including combat situations which can add more stress to an already stressful situation. Another cause of PTSD in the military can be military sexual trauma (MST) which, can happen to both men and women and can occur during peacetime, training, or war.
VA’s National Center for PTSD invites you to Raise PTSD Awareness during the month of June to help those with PTSD. We encourage everyone to learn, connect, and share with others:
- Learn about PTSD Basics such as causes, symptoms and, PTSD Treatment
- Connect to services if you think you or someone you know has PTSD.
- Share with us on Facebook or Twitter and Join our PTSD Awareness campaign! We have tips and materials to help you organize an event or share information about PTSD and effective treatments.
To join in and learn more visit Help Raise PTSD Awareness at www.ptsd.va.gov/about/ptsd-awareness/