June 27, 2017 —
June 27 is National Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day. PTSD affects those who have experienced a traumatic event, such as fighting in combat, working as a first responder, being in a severe car accident, experiencing domestic or workplace violence or being a victim of other crime.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, about 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women will go through a trauma at some point, and about 8 percent of the population will experience PTSD.
For help with PTSD, the VA website offers resources including a free phone line for veterans to talk with other veterans.