PTSD Awareness Month
June 1 – June 30 CDT
PTSD Awareness Month is observed in June. For millions of people around the world, the most traumatic events of their lives have never ended. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a lingering reminder that turns every day into a potential minefield, with flashbacks and triggers potentially hidden around every corner.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month is dedicated to raising awareness about this life-long struggle and the people it affects, and how each of us can help make their lives just a little easier.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Month encourages people to take the time to understand the experiences and day to day realities of those who may be suffering from PTSD. Another important reminder is to never use the term PTSD lightly. Like most psychological disorders, there are people who will claim to experience it (with OCD being a common example) to simply describe personality quirks. This undermines the experiences of those who actually have these issues and denigrates the seriousness of the condition which can lead to misunderstandings about its cause and effects.