Monday, June 17, 2013

Raise PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness



[Editors Note: These resources were developed for War Veterans but anyone can be effected by PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It's important to learn what it is and how you can help others or seek treatment if you have it.]

June is PTSD Awareness Month and we invite you to get involved in spreading the word about PTSD treatment and recovery. Everyone needs to know that PTSD treatment can help.

You can visit www.ptsd.va.gov throughout June for resources, links, and stories about PTSD, for the public and professionals. Every week will focus on a new topic so you can
take the step to:
·         Know more about PTSD
·         Challenge your beliefs
·         Explore the options
·         Reach out. Make a difference

Each year, the VA's National Center for PTSD joins with organizations and individuals across the country to mark June as PTSD Awareness Month. We are helping too. Join us.

How can you take the step to get involved? Set up an information table and make materials on PTSD available to the public. Share social media posts about PTSD. You could even gather a group to learn about PTSD using a book or online learning module. Visit www.ptsd.va.gov for resources and suggestions.