Post-traumatic Stress Awareness

The United States Senate designated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day and The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month. What can you do if you or someone you care about needs help for PTSD? There are organizations and resources that can help both individuals and professionals discover ways to identify and manage PTSD symptoms.

American Psychological Association

  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
    APA provides news articles, books and other timely resources for individuals and families coping with PTSD.

  • The waking wounded
    Addressing injured soldiers' sleep issues helps improve their rehabilitation, psychologists find. (Monitor on Psychology, January 2013)

  • More PTSD among homeless vets
    Homeless Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are more likely to be haunted by PTSD than homeless vets of previous eras. (Monitor on Psychology, June 2013)

  • Helping veterans and their families
    Government agencies and community organizations must build bridges to assist service members, veterans and their families, said APA members at a 2012 congressional hearing. (Monitor on Psychology, May 2012)

 

National Center for PTSD

  • Working Together to Raise PTSD Awareness
    The National Center for PTSD is a VA center that promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments throughout the year. The organization provides mobile apps, videos, printed materials and online tools to educate and assist veterans, the general public and professionals about PTSD.

Center for Deployment Psychology