In 2014 June was named as National PTSD Awareness month. Prior to that, in 2010, today June 27th was named as National PTSD Awareness Day. A traumatic event can lead to traumatic memories, and with time those memories can fade or become less tragic. But for some, the memories don’t fade, they don’t feel better, and they’re traumatic for the rest of a persons life. Dr.’s don’t know why that is, but what they do know is that there are ways to help people who suffer from PTSD. That is the good news. We raise awareness so that people who may be suffering in silence can know that there are treatments out there. We also raise awareness so that people can help spread the word and support the cause. Dr. Paula P. Schnurr, Executive Director of the National Center for PTSD says “Greater understanding and awareness of PTSD will help Veterans and others recognize symptoms, and seek and obtain needed care.”
Please take notice, and help raise awareness so that we can help those effected.