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June is PTSD Awareness Month

The goal of PTSD Awareness Month is to spread awareness about PTSD symptoms and effects, as well as advance the discussion about diagnosis, treatment, and care for those suffering from the effects of trauma

PTSD

You are not alone

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event such as combat, sexual assault, violence, auto accidents, and much more. 

After such events, a person may start suffering from symptoms if they were unable to process what happened to them or what they witnessed. The symptoms might include:

  • Disturbing memories
  • Nightmares
  • Have trouble sleeping
  • Feel irritable or angry
  • Have trouble concentrating
  • Feel hyper-vigilant or on guard for fear of danger
  • Experience flashback memories

PTSD awareness month - you are not alone

STATS

Facts You Should Know

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What Conditions Co-Occur with PTSD?

More Likely to Commit Suicide

78% of those with a diagnosis experienced depression at some point in their life time, and may be more likely to attempt suicide. 

Substance Abuse

Those who suffer from PTSD are 2-4x more likely to have a subtance abuse disorder.

How Prevalent is PTSD?

Americans

8.6 million adults have PTSD in a given year in the United States, and between 7 and 8 out of every 100 Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their life. 

Women

Women are 10 percent more likely to suffer PTSD because they are more likely to experience sexual assault or child sexual abuse. 

june is ptsd awareness month - women and americans
june is ptsd awareness month - women and americans

How Prevalent is PTSD?

Americans

8.6 million adults have PTSD in a given year in the United States, and between 7 and 8 out of every 100 Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their life. 

Women

Women are 10 percent more likely to suffer PTSD because they are more likely to experience sexual assault or child sexual abuse. 

june is ptsd awareness month - veteran

Veterans

Suicide

An astonishing 20 Veterans commit suicide each day in the United States. 

Afghanistan and Iraq

Nearly 300,000 Veterans who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan are currently suffering from PTSD. 2/3 of Veterans with PTSD within an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran population also had major depression. 

AWARENESS

Focus on Spreading the Word

Click on the calendar for ideas on what you can do to help spread the word every day!

PTSD Document

Getting Help

If you feel you or a loved one are suffering from PTSD, give us a call, we are here for you!