Give support. Get support. You can make a difference today in someone’s life. For many people, it can be hard to reach out for help. Read tips on how to overcome barriers to care and know that there is support for family and friends too.
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Please spread the word to help raise awareness of PTSD and its effective treatments. Reach out to friends, family, and others in your community. We provide a variety of ideas and Promotional Materials to help you distribute information to your community or organize an event in June, including:
PTSD Awareness flyers and posters to print and post
This 15-minute video for medical center staff shows how patients’ PTSD symptoms may come into play in health care settings. Presenting the experiences of three Veterans in a busy VA hospital, the video can help employees – especially non-clinical staff – better understand and respond to behavior that may be related to PTSD.
A facilitator’s guide is included that provides suggestions for how managers and trainers can use PTSD Awareness in Healthcare Settings as part of employee training sessions. While the video takes place in a VA clinic, it is applicable to all healthcare settings.
Are you staying up-to-date with the latest research developments in PTSD? Learn about best practices in PTSD assessment and treatment at the National Center for PTSD website. We provide many tools you can use to better help your patients with PTSD. The National Center also offers free PTSD Continuing Education opportunities for health care professionals.
During PTSD Awareness Month, please encourage your colleagues to subscribe to these publications from the National Center for PTSD:
VA’s National Center for PTSD: In the vanguard of trauma research. Recent findings from Center researchers focused on OIF/OEF Veterans illustrate our commitment to investigating all issues relevant to Veterans with PTSD. Read more.