June marks PTSD Awareness Month.
Traumatic events—such as an accident, assault, military combat or natural disaster—can have lasting effects on a person’s mental health. While many people will have short term responses to life-threatening events, some will develop longer-term symptoms that can lead to a diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD symptoms often co-exist with other conditions such as substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Learn more about the mental health condition.
Take our 30-Second Survey on PTSD, if you or a loved one has been impacted.
Find out more about NAMI’s programs to help those impacted by PTSD, including the Homefront program from veterans, military service members and their families.