June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month



Think you understand Post Traumatic Stress Disorder aka PTSD? I have some concepts about PTSD that you might not have taken into consideration before, in dealing with PTSD and the military. June is PTSD Awareness Month and with everything going on in the world, I want to take some time to acknowledge how PTSD is a silent killer that affects both civilians and military veterans. From the perspective of a former junior officer having served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, my goal is to shed more light of understanding and support for PTSD.

References:

Veterans Affairs PTSD Awareness Page:
https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/index.asp

PTSD Studies:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4168809/

https://www.apa.org/topics/ptsd/ptsd-awareness

PTSD Stars and Stripes Article- 2019 Change to stats of 17 Per Day Article:
https://www.stripes.com/news/us/va-says-veteran-suicide-rate-is-17-per-day-after-change-in-calculation-1.599857

Military Times PTSD Article:
https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/10/09/new-veteran-suicide-numbers-raise-concerns-among-experts-hoping-for-positive-news/

New York Times Opinion Article- PTSD:

Background Music:
“We’ll Meet Again” by Jeremy Blake

“No 6 In My Dreams” by Esther Abrami

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