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Ways to raise PTSD awareness

The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. The following article is from their website to raise awareness during PTSD Awareness month.

12-PTSD smStarting in 2010, Congress proclaimed June 27 PTSD Awareness Day (S. Res. 455).

Following trauma, most people experience stress reactions, and some develop PTSD. Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. However, if stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, help should be sought to determine if PTSD is a factor.

The purpose of PTSD Awareness Month is to encourage everyone to raise public awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments so that everyone can help people affected by PTSD.

Our call to action during the month of June is to encourage everyone to spread the word and raise awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. Everyone can help those affected by PTSD.

Discover the facts.
Start with PTSD Basics, key information about trauma, PTSD and treatment options. For a more advanced overview, watch our PTSD 101 Course: PTSD Overview. We offer many free, in-depth Continuing Education Courses for Professionals as well.

Take the mystery out of PTSD treatment. Hear from Veterans and their clinicians at AboutFace. Or, take advantage of technology with PTSD Coach Online ormobile apps to help you manage PTSD symptoms.

Work together.
Promote PTSD Awareness Month with us! We have promotional materials to help you organize event or pass along information on PTSD and effective treatments.

Help someone. Help yourself.
Do you want to find out if you have PTSD or talk about treatment options? Take action for yourself or someone you care about. Learn where to get help for PTSD.

Give support. Get Support.
It can be hard to reach out for help. Read some tips on how to overcome barriers to care, and know that there is support for family and friends, too.

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