June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, and no matter how much we may think we know about PTSD, there is always more to learn – new research, treatment methods, and educational resources.
A common misconception is that PTSD is only reserved for soldiers in combat and war veterans. Unfortunately, approximately 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women, civilians included, undergo at least one traumatic experience over the course of their lives according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Traumatic events can include sexual assault, physical assault, accidents, child abuse, racism, combat, natural disaster or witnessing death or injury.
Spectrum will be partnering with the Women Veteran Command Center to release a series of public service announcements describing how our integrated care practice helps trauma victims cope with PTSD while providing a message of hope for success and wellness after trauma.
To get promotional material or discover ways to connect and share, visit the National Center for PTSD website: www.ptsd.va.gov. or call our behavioral health professionals at 215.471.2761.