National PTSD Awareness Month – June 2022

In June, PTSD Awareness month is commemorated. It ushers in a slew of awareness programs aimed towards PTSD survivors. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects persons who have been through a very stressful incident such as war, violent physical/sexual/verbal assault, accidents, and so on. Depression, anxiety, nightmares, paranoia, insomnia, troubling thoughts, and other symptoms are common. After a few days, weeks, or months, many people recover from PTSD. Others, on the other hand, may need a year or more to recover. This mental disease is highly treatable, yet many people prefer to ignore it and suffer through it due to a lack of awareness and the shame associated with seeking mental treatment.

What is it like to have PTSD?

There are four primary categories of issues that a person with PTSD faces: Reliving the horrific incident in the form of unwelcome and repeated recollections, flashbacks, or frightening nightmares. When a person is reminded of an event, they may have extreme emotional or bodily reactions such as perspiration, heart palpitations, anxiety, or panic.

Do you suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

If you answer yes to three or more of the following questions, you may have PTSD, and seeing a trained mental health professional is recommended.

  • Have you ever witnessed or been a part of a tragic, life-threatening situation?
  • Did you feel terrified, appalled, or helpless because of this experience?
  • Do you find it difficult to forget about the incident?
  • Are you more easily startled, impatient, or angry than you were before the event?
  • Do you try to avoid activities, persons, or thoughts that bring up memories of the incident?
  • Do you find it more difficult to fall asleep or concentrate now than before the event?
  • Have you been experiencing symptoms for more than a month?
  • Is it difficult for you to work or function regularly because of your distress?

Coping with PTSD in a positive way:

  • Learn about trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
  • Become a member of a PTSD support group.
  • Relaxation techniques should be practiced.
  • Take part in outdoor activities.
  • Have faith in someone you can rely on.
  • Spend time with folks who are upbeat.
  • Alcohol and narcotics should be avoided.
  • Enjoy the tranquility of nature.


In observance of the 4th of July holiday, our offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th and will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th with normal business hours.