PTSD Screening Day - June 27
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, and it is normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after such an experience. If these symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.
In 2014, the United States Senate declared June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. It is a time to share the facts, reduce the stigma, and help ensure that those suffering from the invisible wounds of trauma receive proper treatment for PTSD.
Specifically, June 27th is National PTSD Awareness/Screening Day. If you think you might have PTSD, consult with your doctor about treatment options. You may want to consider taking this brief screening tool from the ADAA or from the US Department of Veterans Affairs. You are encouraged to print your results and show them to your doctor. Click here to learn more about PTSD with resources provided by VOICES.