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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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PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 2 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  Did you know that PTSD has also been called ‘shell shock’, ‘battle fatigue’, ‘war neurosis’, and ‘soldier’s heart’? In fact, the term “post traumatic stress disorder” didn’t come into use until the 1970s, due in large part to the diagnoses of US military veterans of the Vietnam War. It was officially (and finally) recognized by the American Psychiatric Association in 1980. Okay, now on to some more PTSD facts: Everybody experiences traumatic events at points in their life, but we all process them in different ways. Studies and statistics show that women tend to develop PTSD more often than...

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PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

PTSD Facts, Volume 3 (PTSD Awareness Month 2020)

  We have returned with more PTSD Facts to continue this series throughout the month of June as we observe PTSD Awareness Month 2020: PTSD is not exclusively reserved for adults. In fact, it is not unusual at all for children to develop PTSD while they are still young. In fact, statistics show that 3% to 15% of girls develop PTSD while 1% to 6% of boys do. As you can likely assume, the initiating trauma may come from neglect or abuse, and the likelihood of PTSD development is directly related to the severity of the trauma.   Flashbacks, or...

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NJ-based Mental Health-Focused Nonprofit Creates a Virtual Fundraiser (App.com)

“We hear again and again that mental health matters. It does. For all of us. The mental health effects of the pandemic could linger long after the crisis has passed…”– Shore House, a nonprofit mental health support center in Long Branch, NJ Our mental health is one of the most important things that we possess as individuals. This is a very simple fact that far-too-often gets buried in the rigmarole of daily life as we wade through our routines, passing from one stressor to another. The current crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has complicated life even further in a...

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