June is an important month for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness.
The US Senate designated June 27 as National PTSD Awareness Day, and the month of June has been designated PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD). Many people associate PTSD with veterans returning from overseas deployment, but did you know children in abusive homes experience PTSD? What about survivors of a mass shooting or terror attack? A violent, life-altering car accident can leave someone with PTSD. In fact, any man, women or child of any age can experience PTSD following a traumatic event.