National PTSD Awareness Day

National PTSD Awareness Day is a day dedicated to creating awareness regarding PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). It is acknowledged annually on the 27th of June. The US Senate officially designated this day in 2010. In 2014 the Senate designated the whole month of June as PTSD Awareness Month.

In the US, 6.8% of adults will experience PTSD in their lifetimes with women twice as likely as men to experience it (10.4% to 5%) frequently as a result of sexual trauma. Veterans are another group highly likely to experience PTSD during their lives, with Vietnam War veterans at 30%, Gulf War veterans at 10%, and Iraq War veterans at 14%.

On this day, organisations that work with employees, consumers, and patients at risk for the condition work to get information about symptoms and treatments for it out to the public in the hopes that when more people know about the disease more people who suffer from it will get treatment. The US Department of Defence is one of the major organisations involved as June is full of days relating to the military.

You can find out more about raising PTSD awareness from the US Department of Veterans Affair’s National Centre for PTSD and PTSDUK.

2 thoughts on “National PTSD Awareness Day

  1. Beautiful post! It’s so important to continue spreading awareness for this illness! Please feel encouraged to check out my recent post regarding PTSD awareness day/month to help bring more attention to the subject ❤️

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