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Jun 27th, 2022
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. Trauma refers to events causing extreme distress and anxiety, whose after-effects can impair individuals. Types of trauma include natural disasters, as well as a range of man-made trauma: physical trauma; emotional trauma; sexual trauma; war trauma. The symptoms of PTSD often surface within three months of the traumatic event that caused it but can also surface years later.
Military personnel, emergency personnel, rescue workers, first responders, journalists and families of victims are particularly at risk, although PTSD can affect anyone, regardless of socio-economic status, gender, age, nationality or vocation.
Annually, June 27 is proclaimed as PTSD Awareness Day.
For more information and PTSD Awareness https://cmha.ca/brochure/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/#.VVNiBygx_0c
For those who suffer from PTSD, those at risk, and those who care for traumatized individuals http://www.ptsdassociation.com
For Canadian Public Safety Personnel https://badgeoflifecanada.org
For CAF Members https://www.cafconnection.ca/National/Stay-Connected/Family-Information-Line.aspx
For Veterans and First Responders https://woundedwarriors.ca