7 Steps to Raise PTSD Awareness and Help Someone

Credit: PTSD.VA.gov

Credit: PTSD.VA.gov

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have raised the profile of post traumatic stress disorder, PTSD.  But just hearing about it is one thing – understanding it takes more effort.

Yet, it’s important because many people who have only “heard” about PTSD tend to paint all with the same broad brush when individualized understanding is needed. So, the Department of Veterans Affairs is working to raise awareness and understanding.

The VA has launched its campaign: Take a Step – Raise PTSD Awarness:

Why do your actions matter for others? If you have PTSD, treatment can help you get better and live a full life. If you are a provider, you can help someone take the step into treatment. And anyone in the community can make a difference by understanding more about PTSD.

Here are seven steps suggested by the VA:

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2 Responses

  1. […] 7 Steps to Raise PTSD Awareness and Help Someone (offthebase.wordpress.com) […]

    • Thanks for the re-posting. Your blog looks to be full of first-hand details that can help educate those of us who don’t have a full understanding of what it’s like to live with PTSD. I invite you to contribute to Off the Base with your insights – should you choose. Thank you for sharing.
      Bobbie O’Brien
      bobrien@wusf.org

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