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Has PTSD Affected Your Life? June is PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates Can Help!

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. PTSD can happen to anyone and, in fact, many people struggle with this condition. Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates encourages everyone to learn, connect, and share with others as we join The National Center for PTSD as they raise awareness during June to help those with PTSD.

People with PTSD may become emotionally numb, especially in relation to people with whom they used to be close. They may lose interest in things they used to enjoy. They may startle easily or be irritable, become aggressive, and may have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. They avoid situations that remind them of the original incident and often find anniversaries of the incident to be very difficult.

This is why it is essential to have those who are in the lives of people impacted by PTSD to be aware of the symptomatology. The information below is the first step in this process.

Please reach out to Michael Ash, LCSW & Associates (646-480-6011) if you or a loved one may be experiencing the symptoms of PTSD. As your trusted mental health provider, our staff can help diagnose this disorder and guide you to overcome any challenges.

From the National Center for PTSD

The National Center for PTSD offers the following resources to learn more about PTSD. Take the mystery out of PTSD: learn what it is, who is affected, and how treatment can help. Find out if you or a loved one has PTSD, and discover ways to get help.

Visit the National Center for PTSD website for more information.

CONNECT to resources that can help. Give support. Get support. You can make a difference today in someone’s life. For many people, it can be hard to reach out for help. Read tips on how to overcome barriers to care and know that there is support for family and friends too.

SHARE with others to spread the word. Please spread the word to help raise awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. Reach out to friends, family, and others in your community. We provide a variety of ideas and Promotional Materials to help you distribute information to your community or organize an event in June, including:

  • PTSD Awareness flyers and posters to print and post
  • PTSD educational materials to print and handout
  • Social media posts to use
  • Graphics and banners for your website or blog

Let us know about your contributions to this cause. Complete the Raise PTSD Awareness Pledge (PDF) or email ncptsd@va.gov.

Join the national conversation at www.facebook.com/VAPTSD and share your voice. Everyone can contribute.