PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness green ribbonPosttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing trauma or a life-threatening event. It is common to have reactions such as upsetting memories of the event, increased jumpiness, or trouble sleeping. If these reactions do not go away or if they get worse, it may be Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. While PTSD symptoms usually start soon after the traumatic event, they may not appear until months or years later. They also may come and go over many years. Treatment is available that may make PTSD go away all together or make the symptoms less intense. Even for those struggling for years, treatment can help!

Now more than ever, there are effective treatments for PTSD. Learn more about PTSD, how to recognize the symptoms and treatment options from The National Center for PTSD.