PTSD Awareness Month

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can be onset by a variety of different life experiences. We see cases of PTSD after someone lives through a traumatic incident. According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, 11-20 out of every 100 veterans experience posttraumatic stress disorder. As a company that works to support our warfighters both on and off the field, we are highly aware of this epidemic and find it critical to raise awareness and share resources on ways to cope with PTSD.

As a proud advocate of hiring our heroes, we believe that our veterans bring a personal understanding and essential knowledge to help us better serve our soldiers and customers. With over 30% of our workforce being veterans, the likelihood of our team members living with PTSD is more prevalent. PTSD symptoms may include anxiety, depression, insomnia, emotional detachment or unwanted memories of trauma. While we cannot alter our life experiences, there are effective treatments and resources available to help you cope with PTSD.

PTSD: National Center of PTSD

PTSD: National Center of PTSD is the world’s leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress. They provide tons of resources and information to help screen, treat and advise those living with this disorder. Below we have provided resources to help you navigate different stages of your personal journey.

PTSD Self-Screen – This self-screen can help you find out if your feelings and behaviors may be related to PTSD. Do not take the self-screen for someone else. If you are concerned about someone you care about that might have PTSD, please share this screen with them instead.

PTSD Treatments are designed to help you feel safe, manage your symptoms and ultimately reclaim your life. Talk therapies and medications are amongst the top treatments for PTSD. Understand PTSD treatments and learn the right treatment for you here.  

If you need help and find yourself or a loved one in a crisis please reach out to the below resources:

For more useful information and treatment options, please visit: www.ptsd.va.gov

Being a part of the military comes with the understanding that there are sacrifices. While there is so much pride and courage in serving, it is followed by profound loss and adversities. We are here to help. You are not alone.

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