PTSD Special Episode

Today’s Podcast is called “PTSD Special Episode.”

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June is PTSD Awareness Month. In 2014, the Senate designated the full month of June for National PTSD Awareness. 27th of June is the official PTSD day in memory of a National Guard member from North Dakota. What is PTSD?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that’s triggered by a traumatic and terrifying event(s) — and can be either caused by experiencing it directly or just witnessing it within your vicinity. The symptoms of PTSD can manifest in the forms of experiencing flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety. Listen to today’s podcast for more details about PTSD.

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, get help right away through one or more of the resources listed below:
1. Call 911. Go to the nearest ER. Reach out to a close friend or loved one.
2. Contact a minister, a spiritual leader or someone in your faith community.
3. Call a suicide hotline number — in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor. Use that same number and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
4. Make an appointment with your doctor or a mental health professional.
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