PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013
PTSD Awareness Month
Preparing for PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013
June 27th was named PTSD Awareness Day by Congress (S. Res. 455). The National Center for PTSD continually promotes awareness of PTSD and effective treatments. During the month of June, we ask everyone to help us raise PTSD awareness.
If you are helping this cause, please take a minute to complete this Raise PTSD Awareness Pledge Form (.DOC). Then we will post about who is Working Together to Raise PTSD Awareness (page coming soon) in the PTSD Awareness Month section.
Our 2013 campaign theme is: Take the Step... Raise PTSD Awareness
Ideas for how to Take the Step in June
Ways you can help raise PTSD awareness (also see Wiki - How to use events to raise awareness*):
Share your own ideas on our PTSD Information Facebook page!
Promote Awareness Month
Flyers and Banners
Here are materials you can use for your promotional efforts:
Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
Ask your local media to air PSAs of Veterans who took the step and turned their lives around with PTSD treatment. These PSAs are from the award winning AboutFace campaign.
Video PSAs for TV
Audio PSA for Radio
Help with how to get your local media outlets to run a PSA*
Ways you can help raise PTSD awareness.
Online Learning Opportunities
Learn more about PTSD in these multimedia modules. Share with others in a group.
For the Public:
Continue to check back. More materials are in development and will be posted as June grows closer: flyers, sample text to use in newsletters, social media posts and widgets.