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Thursday, June 27 is PTSD Awareness Day

PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer.

PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, but awareness has grown in recent years. In 2014, the Senate designated the entire month of June for National PTSD Awareness.

Much of what is done to observe PTSD Awareness Day involves encouraging open talk about PTSD — its causes, symptoms, and most important of all, getting help for the condition. PTSD is, even in modern times, often misunderstood by those with no firsthand experience with the condition or those who suffer from it. PTSD Awareness Day is designed to help change that.

More information about PTSD can be found on this page. If you or a friend or loved one appears to be suffering from PTSD, please contact Help Network of Northeast Ohio at one of the phone numbers at the bottom of the screen. We can put you in touch with resources that can help.