PTSD Awareness Day

White ribbon in an Ombre teal hexagon- PTSD Awareness Day June 27.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. This is a condition that many Veterans and non-Veterans alike develop after experiencing trauma or a life-threatening event.

Unfortunately, this condition was not always understood, and even today is often misunderstood by those with no firsthand experience. Much of what is done to observe PTSD Awareness Day involves encouraging open talk about PTSD, its causes, symptoms, and getting help for the condition.

Many different symptoms of PTSD can be experienced. Common ones include memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. While these symptoms usually start soon after a traumatic event, they may not appear until months or years later.

Department of Veterans Affairs medical facilities, private care providers, counselors, and therapists can all be helpful in establishing an initial care regimen or refer those suffering from PTSD to a qualified care provider.  Learn more about PTSD, how to recognize the symptoms and treatment options from The National Center for PTSD.