June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month, and it’s something we’re very aware of here at Summit Law Disability Group. We’ve had the opportunity to help many who experience PTSD, and we want to do our part to raise awareness about this debilitating disease and provide some ideas about we all can do to help those who are struggling.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are 3 things we can do this June to help raise PTSD awareness.
#1 Learn about How PTSD Works
Though we all probably have a vague knowledge of what PTSD is, most of us can not imagine what it feels like and how difficult it can make life. The least we can do is try to understand how PTSD works.
Start by learning about some of the basics of PTSD, or even go to a free class sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There is also a great website called AboutFace where veterans and psychologists talk about the trauma of PTSD and how they have received treatment.
#2 Connect and Reach Out About PTSD Awareness
If you have a loved one who experiences PTSD, the best thing you can do is become as educated as possible about the disease so that you can help. Outlined here are several resources that offer advice. Don’t try to do everything by yourself- there are places to turn for help.
If you are worried that you or someone you know is suffering from PTSD, take action. Learn where you can get help or what to do if you think you have PTSD. Start with these resources available from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
#3 Share and Spread the Word
There are so many resources available now on PTSD and its many effects. If you are looking to raise PTSD awareness among your friends and families, head on over to the Department of Veterans Affairs website (https://ptsda.va.gov). You could even download and print this PDF document and hang it around your office or home.
You can also organize an event where you can help spread PTSD awareness to the rest of your community. Visit this site for some tips and information if this interests you.
We Can Help
PTSD is only one of many stress and anxiety disorders. Many of our clients report that their stress or anxiety makes it impossible to work, find employment, or joy in life. If any of these apply to you, know that we can help by working to get you access to your Social Security disability benefits. We seek to help ease the burden that such disorders can inflict on your life. Schedule your free consultation today so we can explore and discuss your case.