June was designated as PTSD Awareness Month.
PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed PTSD in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD.
As we come to the end of June and what has been designated PTSD Awareness Month we have shared just a few examples of how PTSD can affect Veterans, those in military service, first responders, families and children. It is hoped that you have a new sense of awareness to the causes and resources available for treatment of PTSD.
Who We Serve will frequently update its Resource page focusing on the "Invisible Wounds of War" as well as our page dealing with Veteran issues such as suicide prevention, drug and alcohol abuse and more.
It is through increased awareness of these and other issues that we can improve the quality of life not only for those who have served but for everyone within our community as well.
Beginning in July we will begin as series of posts dealing with the subject of Moral Injury.