Rep. Coffey Acknowledges PTSD Awareness Month

PTSD Awareness Month

June is PTSD Awareness Month and we are acknowledging it. After a traumatic event, it’s normal to think, act, and feel differently than usual—but most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months. Yet, for others the recovery time might be longer or for a lifetime. There is an estimated 12 million people living in the United States with PTSD. This mental strain is treatable; however, many lack the knowledge of it and never seek the proper mental help and continue to suffer. We need to spread the word that PTSD treatments are available.

Talk to a doctor or mental health care provider if your symptoms:

  • Last longer than a few months
  • Are very upsetting
  • Disrupt your daily life

“Getting better” means different things for different people, but there are several treatment options for PTSD. Learn more about PTSD treatment at PTSD Treatment Basics – PTSD: National Center for PTSD (

Let’s work together on helping the people who suffer from PTSD and provide them with the resources they need to become healthy again and regain their mental health.

Here is more info on Resources for Veterans :