June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This month, the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD website will be featuring veterans talking about their personal experiences, tips and resources to educate and help those dealing with trauma.
Each week, visit www.ptsd.va.gov to watch videos of veterans discussing important issues related to PTSD and why it is important to get help:
- Week 1: How I knew I had PTSD
- Week 2: My family suffered
- Week 3: Hear how treatment helped me
- Week 4: My advice: Don’t wait
As part of PTSD Awareness Month, VA’s National Center for PTSD asks everyone to learn more about PTSD and spread the word to others. Everyone is also encouraged to visit VA’s PTSD awareness page or follow VAPTSD on Facebook or Twitter.
The VA’s National Center for PTSD is the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding, and treatment of PTSD. Their mission is to advance the science and promote understanding of traumatic stress through research, education, and outreach. The National Center has emerged as the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD. Its vision is to be the foremost leader in information on PTSD and trauma; information generated internally through its extensive research program, and information synthesized from published scientific research and collective clinical experience that is efficiently disseminated to the field.