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June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops after an individual experiences trauma. Symptoms of PTSD can last months to years and affect the lives of the individual with the disorder and those around them.

Although many people associate PTSD with combat veterans, anyone can experience PTSD at any age. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a physical or sexual assault, disaster, or any other serious event. It is important to remember that not everyone with PTSD has been through a dangerous event. PTSD can be caused by learning a friend or family member has experienced a traumatizing event.

Most people who are diagnosed with PTSD do not receive the help they need. The month of June is dedicated to making sure everyone with PTSD knows there are effective treatments available and they can lead to a better quality of life.

To learn more about PTSD visit the following websites:

If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, you can call the National Mental Health PTSD Hotline at 866-903-3787. You can also call or text 9-8-8 for assistance. It's free, confidential, and available 24/7.

To learn more about qualifying for services at #GCBHS, go to the open-access page on our website for additional information.

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