Day 1389/6901. Join me in my fight to spread awareness to and for everyone regarding anxiety, PTSD, depression, mental health issues and suicide. If you need someone to talk to please reach out, comment and I will get back to you. There are also many phone and online sources listed below.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event. Reports suggest that twice as many women have been affected by PTSD than men.
3.6% of the US Adult population experienced post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the past year.*
5% of adolescents age 13-18 in the US experience PTSD in their lifetime.*
About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.*
(Sources: National institute of Mental Health, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)
I am a serving member of the Royal Canadian Air Force and am pledging to do a set of push-ups to my maximum each day until the end of my contract in 2035.
Please like and share to spread awareness. Here are links to PTSD resources:
https://www.va.gov/health-care/health-needs-conditions/mental-health/suicide-prevention/ – PTSD Program Locator for USA Veterans
https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/dcsm/osiss/pages/operational-stress-injury-social-support-(osiss).aspx – OSISS for Canadian Veterans
https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ – Combat Stress site for UK Veterans
Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600 or Web Chat www.mentalhealthhelpline.ca
Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or Web Chat www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Disaster Distress Helpline
Canadian Veterans Suicide Helpline Call: 1-800-268-7708
USA Veterans Suicide Helpline Call: 1-800-273-8255
UK Veterans Suicide Helpline Call: 08457 90 90 90
Australia Veterans Suicide Helpline Call: 13 11 14
Ireland 116 123
France 01 45 39 40 00
Richard Trithardt, 403 Sqn, CFB Gagetown