June is PTSD Awareness Month
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), “Nearly everyone will experience a range of reactions after trauma, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or frightened, even when they are not in danger.”
Individuals who have served in the military may have PTSD that impacts the entire family. The Branch website provides free apps to assist military families. Among those apps are the PTSD Family Coach and Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame is for younger children.