June is PTSD Awareness Month.
June is PTSD Awareness Month and ARVets is encouraging all Arkansans to learn more about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and the effective treatments that curb its symptoms.
On Saturday, June 18th from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m ARVets will host the PTSD Awareness 5K Run/Walk
. The race will start and finish at the Big Dam Bridge connected to the Arkansas River Trail.
On Friday, June 24th from noon to 1:00 p.m. ARVets will host a confidential and anonymous support group meeting for family members and friends of veterans with PTSD.
On Thursday, June 30th ARVets will host a CINTAS Career Fair recruitment event from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for veterans or their spouses who are interested in working for CINTAS.
For more information on ARVets events in June, call 501-246-5341.
Understanding PTSD is important. PTSD is a mental health condition that is triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a painful event. For many people, the effects of PTSD may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the tragic event that can limit one’s ability to pursue daily goals.
Mental health experts are not sure why some people develop PTSD and others do not. If stress reactions do not improve over time and they disrupt everyday life, it is important to seek help to determine if PTSD is present.
We can help military personnel, veterans, and civilians affected by PTSD by raising public awareness.