The National Center for PTSD invites you to participate in our PTSD Awareness campaign during the month of June to help more Veterans, their families, and community members understand what PTSD is and its effective treatments.
Check out these 6 Ways to Raise PTSD Awareness. We encourage everyone to learn, connect, and share with others. We've made it easy to share the list as a downloadable handout. Please pass it on to everyone you know because working together as a community is how we can truly make a difference.
Learn About PTSD
Take the mystery out of PTSD: learn what it is, who is affected, and how treatment can help. Find out if you or a loved one has PTSD, and discover ways to get help.
Visit the National Center for PTSD website for more information.
Connect With Others Who Can Help
Give support. Get support. You can make a difference today in someone's life. For many people, it can be hard to reach out for help. Read tips on how to overcome barriers to care, and know that there is support for family and friends too.
Share With Others to Spread the Word!
Please spread the word to help raise awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. Reach out to friends, family, and others in your community. We provide a variety of ideas and Promotional Materials to help you distribute information to your community or organize an event in June, including:
- PTSD Awareness flyers and posters to print and post
- PTSD educational materials to print and handout
- Social media posts to use
- Graphics and banners for your website or blog
- YouTube videos
Let us know about your contributions to this cause. Complete the Raise PTSD Awareness Pledge (PDF) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the national conversation at www.facebook.com/VAPTSD and share your voice by using #PTSD on your Facebook posts. Everyone can contribute.
History of PTSD Awareness Month
In 2010, Congress established June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day following Senator Kent Conrad's efforts to designate a day of awareness as tribute to North Dakota Army National Guard SSgt. Joe Biel. SSgt. Biel suffered from PTSD after two tours of duty in Iraq and subsequently took his own life. This tragic event emphasizes the need for everyone to work together to help those living with PTSD.
VA and the National Center for PTSD highlight the month of June as PTSD Awareness Month.
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