June is PTSD Awareness Month - PTSD Monthly Update, May 2021

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PTSD Monthly Update - News Relevant to the Issues of Trauma and PTSD

May 2021


Join us for the PTSD Awareness Virtual Walk

Step Up for PTSD Awareness Virtual Walk


Register for our Virtual Walk Today!

This year we will be hosting a virtual walk: Step Up for PTSD Awareness

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We invite you to walk, roll, cycle, run or any activity of your choice for 27 minutes during the month of June in honor of PTSD Awareness Day, June 27.

Show your support and follow these easy steps:

 Start by registering for the Virtual Walk. You will receive an email with instructions to download and print our race bib.

Pin on your bib and get moving!

Take a photo of yourself doing a physical activity, such as walking, running, biking, rolling, or swimming.

Post your photo on social media and tag the National Center for PTSD.

  • Instagram:  @stepupforptsd 
  • Facebook:  @VAPTSD 
  • Twitter:  @VA_PTSD_Info

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 Invite your family and friends! Share our website, poster and social media images.


Get our Virtual Walk Materials

For Providers


PTSD Consultation Program

Treating Veterans with PTSD? We can help.

Any healthcare provider treating Veterans can ask our expert clinicians a question.  Meet our consultants and get started.

PTSD Monthly Lecture Series

June 16, 2021 at 2pm ET - Using CogSMART with Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury by Elizabeth Twamley, PhD

  • Mark your calendar for the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2pm ET
  • Subscribe to monthly emails to find out how to join live lectures.
  • Registration is required to receive free continuing education credit for attending the live lecture.

Resources of the Month

PTSD Awareness Month Calendar for Providers

Take part in raising PTSD awareness during the month of June with our new calendar for providers (PDF).

Research at the Center

Family Adaptation to Deployment

Center Investigators are involved in a 5 year project examining how PTSD among Veterans deployed to Iraq impacts family mental health and functioning over time. The study will also see if family support lessens the effect of a Veteran's PTSD on family outcomes.

PTSD in the News

PTSD During the Pandemic

The National Center for PTSD contributed to several articles about PTSD and the pandemic:

  • Coping with PTSD during the Pandemic.  Read More*
  • Stress Resilience Series Hopes to Help You Cope With Ongoing Stressors.  Read More*
  • “I just feel broken”: Doctors, Mental Health, and the Pandemic. Read More*

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Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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