Staff Perspective: June is PTSD Awareness Month

Staff Perspective: June is PTSD Awareness Month

Even though PTSD is an important topic year-round, it takes the forefront this month as June is National PTSD Awareness Month. In 2010, Congress designated June 27th as PTSD Awareness Day.  Since then many organizations, including the Center for Deployment Psychology, have attempted to highlight PTSD and provide resources for behavioral health providers, as well as those in need. Below you will find links to a variety of resources and organizations that may assist in the treatment of PTSD.

National Center for PTSD :
The National Center for PTSD has a wide variety of resources to educate and heighten awareness of PTSD, including promotional materials, downloads and much more.      

Defense Center of Excellence :
DCoE has information for providers on PTSD treatment options and tips for treating PTSD and mTBI. 

About Face :
This is another resource from the Nation Center for PTSD. This website features video clips of Veterans sharing their own stories and talking about how PTSD affected them. These powerful videos can be helpful for both providers, as well as clients who may be experiencing symptoms.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network :
One important fact of PTSD is that it is not just a military issue. NCTSN’s mission is to improve the standard of care and access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities.  You can find a variety of resources for children and their families and communities on their website.

Finally, the CDP has several resources on our own webpage to help providers increase their knowledge about PTSD. Visit our main PTSD page for links to our available resources and educational material.