June PTSD Awareness Month

The significance of
National Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

PTSD is one of the most common mental health challenges veterans face. In some cases, it can be even more debilitating than physical wounds.

Some PTSD factors include veterans’ stress related to transitions into civilian life after serving. Many veterans don’t know they are suffering from mental health issues due to the stereotype that mental illness exists only in extreme circumstances. In reality, it is not uncommon.

Doing Good Deeds makes Quality of Life differences

Doing the good deed of raising awareness that effective PTSD treatments are available. Even though PTSD treatments work, most people who have PTSD don’t get the help they need. June is PTSD Awareness Month. Let us be united in spreading the word that effective PTSD treatments are available. Everyone with PTSD—whether they are Veterans or civilian survivors of sexual assault, serious accidents, natural disasters, or other traumatic events—needs to know that treatments really do work and can lead to a better quality of life.

Doing a good deed with a monetary donation. The United Relief Foundation serves the most vulnerable veterans, those who do not have the financial or physical means to travel to get the help they need. Donate Now.

Treatment Works

On AboutFace, Veterans, family members and clinicians share their experiences with PTSD and PTSD treatment in moving film clips. Learn what you can do to help yourself or a loved one, from the stories of people who have been there.

  • Hear from Veterans spanning over 6 decades of conflict.
  • Hear family members share their perspectives.
  • Hear clinicians take the mystery out of PTSD and PTSD treatment.
  • Learn what options are out there for you.

Watch and Learn About PTSD and Treatment

  • Interviews: Veteran, family and clinician interview clips organized by topic. Choose someone you like. Hear their story. Learn about PTSD and PTSD treatment first hand.
  • Our Stories: Short films about a Veterans experience with PTSD and ways their life has improved with treatment.
  • Featured Therapies: Learn how Veterans describe their treatment experience at the VA.
  • Share videos: Use on social media or email them to people you love.