National PTSD Awareness Day
National PTSD Awareness Day is held on June 27. United States. This event in the third decade of the month June is annual. Help us
June is PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) Awareness Month. There are currently about 8 million people in the United States with PTSD. The U.S. Senate designated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day in 2010, and in 2014 the National Center for PTSD named June PTSD Awareness Month.
Many people across the globe suffer silently with PTSD. In the US, 6.8% of adults will experience PTSD in their lifetimes with women twice as likely as men to experience it (10.4% to 5%) frequently as a result of sexual trauma. In an effort to educate the public and help those affected, June 27 has been named PTSD Awareness Day. This is a great opportunity to talk with family and friends and learn more about this disorder and how it affects those around us, particularly our service members.
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