Sunday, June 26, 2011

PTSD Awareness Day is a Reminder to Learn, Get Help and Help Others


Posted by Jayne Davis, DCoE Strategic Communications 

"I am a medic. I should be saving lives not dreaming of killing people. I knew something was wrong then."

- Participant in the U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg's Behavioral Health Combat Stress group

June 27 is the nation's official day to focus attention on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Last year, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution naming June 27 National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day to promote dialogue about this prevalent condition and help people realize that there are resources and effective treatments available to address PTSD.