What Is PTSd Awareness Month?
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month is intended to raise public awareness about issues related to PTSd, reduce the stigma associated with PTSd, and help ensure that those suffering from the invisible wounds of war receive proper treatment.
For the duration of June, Mighty Oaks wants to provide resources for you to help educate your network every week on how to view, listen, and take steps to understand PTSd in its entirety.
How To Observe PTSd Awareness Month
Much of what is done to observe PTSd Awareness Day involves encouraging open talk about PTSd, its’ causes, symptoms, and most important of all, how to get help. PTSd is, even in modern times, often misunderstood by those with no firsthand experience with the condition or those who suffer from it. This month is designed to help change that. Here are a few ideas to get involved this month in spreading awareness to those around you:
- Share resources like the Veterans Crisis Line
- Share Our Never Fight Alone Documentary
- Download Truth About PTSd for Free
- Watch & Share an Episode of Mighty Oaks Show
- Reach Out To A Veteran You Know
- Read “What To Know If You or Someone You Love is Battling PTSD“
We wanted to make your first step to participating in PTSd Awareness Month easy, so we created a series of graphic’s that you can re-share on your own Social Media pages.
Those experiencing suicidal feelings or self-destructive urges should get help immediately. The Suicide Crisis Hotline 1-800-273-8255 has a specific resource for veterans and the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a Veterans’ Crisis Hotline confidential chat resource.