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National PTSD Awareness Day

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June 27, 2012 (All day)

To bring greater attention to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the United States Senate designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day, now in its third year.

According to the National Center for PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder resulting from a traumatic event (including sexual and physical assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, and combat and military exposure) that is life-threatening to the individual and/or to others. Among the feelings the event can trigger are fear, confusion, and anger.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is proud to observe National PTSD Awareness Day, and offers the resources listed below to help educate individuals, families, professionals, policy makers, and communities about the significant impact that PTSD has on men, women, and children.

Visit NCTSN's PSTD Awareness Day Web site.