PTSD Awareness Month is sponsored by The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and 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 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.
The best way to observe Post Traumataic Stress Disorder Month is to take the time to understand the experiences and day to day realities of those around you who may be suffering from PTSD. Another important step 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.
Volunteering with local groups that aid veterans of wartime situations will also make a huge difference to those who deal with it every day, as support is always lacking.
The awareness color for PTSD is Teal.
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