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Interest: Veterans Support

Purpose: Educate

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Across the world, 8 million adults have PTSD in a given year. For many, there is a misconception of what PTSD really is due to how it is depicted on TV and in film. From previous posts in this series, we already know that PTSD can affect anyone at any age regardless of career choice, age, income, ethnicity, social status, etc.

Now, we want to share things that we can all do to show support for those suffering from this disorder. You can take what you have learned from previous weeks' PTSD posts, and make it your personal mission to help others understand PTSD. It can be as simple as wearing teal, changing a profile picture on social media, signing a petition, or just calling to check on a friend or family member that has PTSD.

You can learn more about things you can do to raise awareness for PTSD when you...

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-Make an impact by signing a petition for PTSD treatments at https://www.thepetitionsite.com/480/492/776/protect-ptsd-treatments-that-work/

-Find out information on how to raise awareness for PTSD on Facebook and Twitter, including downloadable profile pictures and cover photos at https://www.ptsd.va.gov/understand/awareness/docs/PTSDAware_SocialMedia.pdf

-You can learn more about the PTSD awareness ribbons, wearing teal to show support, and profile pictures for social media that show support at http://traumadissociation.com/awareness

Photo Credit: National Geographic

Sources: Healthline, The Petition Site, traumadissociation.com, Veterans Administration

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