Today is PTSD Awareness Day.

Most people are familiar with PTSDPost-traumatic Stress Disorder. Most people also throw the acronym around lightly, not with malice, and apply it to anyone who is freaked out by something.

However, the reality of this disorder is not to be taken lightly and it is very real. On any given day, we could encounter or interact with one or more persons suffering from PTSD.  Chances are, we may not even know it.

This is why it is important to take a step back and think before we speak, reflect before we come to judgment. Countless people suffer silently, that number rising each hour.  To sum it up – don’t be an anal opening, AKA a*&%hole!

PTSD is usually due to a horrific incident in someone’s life, resulting in chemical and/or neurological changes in brain chemistry.

There IS no stigma. There IS no shame. There IS support.

About 3.6% of adults ages 18-54 have PTSD during the course of a year. That’s 5.2 million people, with women having a higher incidence than men.

Psychiatric care is equivalent, if not more important, than physical care. The body and mind are connected.

Today, June 27, is PTSD Awareness Day – a time to educate and support those who suffer in silence. Play a role in saving someone’s life.

Learn more.





Author: E.M. Murphy

A voracious writer, lifetime learner and eternal seeker who aims to open minds and hearts. Armed with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a NASM Certified Behavior Change Specialist, humanity and humor is at the heart of my writing, reminding us that the key to success will always start with a genuine concern for others while making sure to be true to our authentic selves.

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