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PTSD Awareness Month

June 27 is National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. The MHS is taking the opportunity to raise awareness in the military community about PTSD symptoms and effects, as well as advance the discussion about diagnosis, treatment, and care for those suffering from the effects of trauma, and inspire them to seek effective treatment.

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Total Force Fitness affirms that strengthening psychological fitness can help a service member’s mission readiness. Anyone with PTSD – whether they are veterans or civilian survivors of sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, or other traumatic events – needs to know that treatments really do work and can lead to a better quality of life. For more details, visit the Total Force Fitness page.

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Suggested social media message: Every June is #PTSDAwarenessMonth, a time to remember that PTSD can affect anyone, and can be caused by any traumatic event. Find more resources at https://www.pdhealth.mil/ptsd #trauma #PTSDAwareness


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Suggested social media message: #PTSD can affect anyone, and can be caused by any traumatic event.  #PTSDAwarenessMonth #trauma #PTSDAwareness


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Suggested social media message: June 27 is #PTSDAwarenessDay, an opportunity to remind everyone that there are effective treatments for PTSD, although many people with PTSD don't get the help they need. Spread the word – PTSD is treatable! #trauma #PTSDAwareness https://www.pdhealth.mil/conditions/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/treatment-options


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