News — PTSD Awareness Month 2020

Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 6 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve shared 15 PTSD-related facts with you over the course of the month, and as we bid farewell to June 2020, and thus to PTSD Awareness Month, we present you with fact 16, which may be the most important of all in terms of needed recognition: You are not alone, and treatment is available. Reaching out for help isn’t easy, but it is worth it, and help exists in a number of forms – including, but not limited to your traditional counseling, group therapy, and even individualized therapy that can be tailored specifically to you. There are several avenues...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 5 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  It’s been a while since we revisited our PTSD Facts series, and we apologize for that, but we’ve returned with three more facts as we approach the end of PTSD Awareness Month. The facts we are presenting to you today are a little bit heavier than others we’ve published so far this month, but that compounds the importance in our ability to recognize them as early as possible.Comorbidity is the medically-correct way to say, “the simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.” So, why is this an important fact to recognize in terms of PTSD...

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Taylor Michel
PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 4 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: PTSD can affect anyone. In fact, this was the first PTSD Fact we shared in this series. As such, we want to share one information point that may help bring this particular fact into focus just a little bit more: here is a website that lists 10 well-known celebrities who have come forward to admit that they have dealt with PTSD symptoms at some point in their lives.Having said this, here are PTSD Facts 10 - 12 to continue this series: It seems a bit counterintuitive, but medicine is not always recommended...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 1 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 1 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

June 1 marks the first day of PTSD Awareness Month 2020, and as such, we want to give you a few facts throughout the month to arm you with more knowledge about this mental illness.   Okay, now on to some more PTSD facts: PTSD can affect anybody. It doesn’t ONLY affect military members. This is a common misconception due to years of heavy reporting associated with service members affected by events experienced during deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. The fact is that anybody who experiences a traumatic event can develop PTSD — and an important factor to remember is...

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