PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

National PTSD Awareness Day is celebrated annually on June 27. It aims to raise awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder, a mental health problem that may develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events. Traumatic events that may cause PTSD include physical or sexual assault, war-related combat stress, terrorism, natural or man-made disasters, and other threats on a person's life.

Typical symptoms of PTSD include distressing dreams, persistent thoughts and recurring flashbacks about the traumatic event or events, numbing or avoidance of memories of the trauma, triggered emotional responses, persistent hyperarousal.The first National PTSD Awareness Day was held on June 27, 2010.

If you think you have PTSD, please seek medical attention.

Learn more: https://www.awarenessdays.com/awareness-days-calendar/national-ptsd-awareness-day-in-the-usa-2020/