June is PTSD Awareness Month, PTSD Monthly Update - June 2016

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month 2017: Learn, Connect, Share

The National Center for PTSD invites you to Raise PTSD Awareness during the month of June to help those with PTSD. We encourage everyone to learn, connect, and share with others.


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 to resources that 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

Let us know about your contributions to this cause. Complete the Raise PTSD Awareness Pledge (PDF) or email ncptsd@va.gov.

Join the national conversation at www.facebook.com/VAPTSD and share your voice. Everyone can contribute.

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For Providers

PTSD in Health Care Settings

This 15-minute video for medical center staff shows how patients' PTSD symptoms may come into play in health care settings. Presenting the experiences of three Veterans in a busy VA hospital, the video can help employees - especially non-clinical staff - better understand and respond to behavior that may be related to PTSD.

A facilitator's guide is included that provides suggestions for how managers and trainers can use PTSD Awareness in Healthcare Settings as part of employee training sessions. While the video takes place in a VA clinic, it is applicable to all healthcare settings.

Consult with PTSD Experts

PTSD Consultation Program

The PTSD Consultation Program offers free PTSD consultation to any provider who treats Veterans in any setting.

This program is now open to Community Providers.

PTSD Lecture Series

Free continuing education credits for our monthly lecture series.

  • 6/21 at 2 pm ET - John Fortney, PhD on
    Measurement-Based Care for PTSD

Mark your calendar for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2 pm ET.

Subscribe to receive monthly emails that include a registration link and instructions for joining the live lectures.

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PTSD Research

Stay Up-To-Date

Are you staying up-to-date with the latest research developments in PTSD? Learn about best practices in PTSD assessment and treatment at the National Center for PTSD website. We provide many tools you can use to better help your patients with PTSD. The National Center also offers free PTSD Continuing Education opportunities for health care professionals.

During PTSD Awareness Month, please encourage your colleagues to subscribe to these publications from the National Center for PTSD:

Share the PTSD Monthly Update

Help Raise PTSD Awareness and forward this update to others so they can subscribe. We send one update per month to keep you informed of the latest PTSD developments.

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PTSD in the News

VA's National Center for PTSD: In the vanguard of trauma research. Recent findings from Center researchers focused on OIF/OEF Veterans illustrate our commitment to investigating all issues relevant to Veterans with PTSD. Read more.

Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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