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June is PTSD Awareness Month!

Let’s Spread The Word!


June is PTSD Awareness Month, and it’s so important to make sure that we reflect on its importance. There are currently about 8 million people in the United States with PTSD, and while there are treatments available and therapy has shown to be effective in some cases, most people who have PTSD are walking around and surviving with it untreated. It’s our hope that people will get the help that they desperately need to live fulfilling lives. There are lots of people affected by it, from veterans or even civilian survivors of traumatic events such as sexual assault, serious accidents, and natural disasters can suffer from PTSD.




History


PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder was first added to the third edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980, but it was probably around long before, but as the field of mental health continues to grow, researchers are finally putting words to the symptoms we see all too often: flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts related to the traumatic event. Once called shell shock or war neurosis, there weren’t always effective treatments.

Care and Resources

It’s important to note that while PTSD can be emotionally distressing for the person experiencing symptoms, as well as loved ones that may be unsure of how to care for them, the good news is that you’re not alone, and you don’t have to handle it all by yourself. We at Life Consultants would love to help you through this difficult time by providing you with coaching and support to help you discover what your new future can look like. Give us a call at 757-529-8844 or drop us a message at admin@lifeconsultantsinc.org, and let us help you on your journey.


We’ve included some resources as well, for more information: