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PTSD Awareness Day

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Many people around the world live with PTSD as the results of life scenarios, environments, and experiences.

June is PTSD Awareness Month, with today (June 27) being PTSD Awareness Day.

According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Network:

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

PTSD is a mental health problem that can occur after someone has been exposed to a single traumatic event or multiple traumatic events, such as sexual or physical assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress

PTSD is not limited to military members, but there are many who do live with PTSD.

Thanks to the to many individuals and organizations over the years, PTSD is no longer something have to suffer with in silence with in silence or handle on your own.

There is an organization for military members called Veterans Crisis Line that offers 24 hr, 365 day support. On the front of their website it says:

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available.

On this day and all the days ahead know you are not alone, and there are resources, and all sorts of people out here rooting for your healing.

Reach out if you haven’t, and keep reaching out if you have, we are all in this together.

Sources: National Child Traumatic Stress Network / Veterans Crisis Line


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