NATIONAL PTSD AWARENESS DAY (JUNE 27TH)
Hello USAB members,
Did you know, currently, about 8 million people in the U.S. suffer from PTSD?
What is PTSD?
PTSD is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and can affect anyone who experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. For our military personnel, one out of three veterans will have a lifetime incidence of PTSD. Although PTSD treatment can benefit and help those affected, many people who have this condition often do not get the help they need.
To raise awareness about PTSD, USAB has provided a list of resources to share with you all in hopes to educate and help those in need.
National Center for PTSD
Raising PTSD Awareness
The National Center for PTSD is a Veterans Affairs center that promotes PTSD awareness and provides effective treatments throughout the year.
American Psychological Association
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
APA provides news articles, books, and other timely resources for individuals and families coping with PTSD.
- How to reduce your risk of PTSD in a post-COVID-19 world
May 20, 2020, The New York Times
- Looking for ways to protect against pandemic PTSD
June 2, 2020, San Francisco Chronicle
- Related PTSD research articles from APA
Center for Deployment Psychology
CDP is hosting numerous events and posting several features and tools regarding the assessment and treatment of PTSD, including blogs, webinars, training events, and PTSD-specific infographics.
Wounded Warrior Project
Register for Veteran Support
The Wounded Warrior Project is designated for veterans and provides resources for those transitioning to civilian life.
PTSD Awareness Day 2020
MilitaryBenefits.info began in 2011 intending to become the trusted and independent source of military and veterans benefits information for the U.S. military community, including active duty, reservists, National Guard, military retirees, veterans, and military spouses and their families. We are committed to connecting the military community to all the benefits earned through service and made available by the government, businesses, and non-profit organizations.
National Alliance for Mental Illness
General Help from NAMI
The NAMI HelpLine is a free, nationwide peer-support service providing information, resource referrals, and support to people living with mental health conditions, family members and caregivers, mental health providers, and the public. HelpLine staff and volunteers are experienced, well-trained, and able to provide guidance.