PTSD Awareness Month: June 2013
PTSD Awareness Month
Take the Step: Learn more about PTSD.
Why take time to learn about PTSD? Because taking the step to help someone you care about (even yourself), or your clients, starts with knowing the basics. No matter how much you already know about PTSD, there is always more to learn.
This week’s step connects you with materials to help you learn more about PTSD, including cutting-edge research and tools to manage symptoms.
Take the Step: Challenge your beliefs.
Do you think treatment is only for people with extreme problems? Have you ever felt that you just don’t have time for treatment with all the other things in your life? The truth is that trauma can happen to anyone, and getting help is taking a step forward, not weakness. Making PTSD treatment a priority will help you get back control of your life.
This week’s step challenges you to think about all the benefits of getting help for PTSD, supporting someone in treatment, or learning how to offer the best care for your clients.
Take the Step: Explore the options.
What can you do if you need help for PTSD? Whether you are learning to manage your own symptoms or you are a caregiver looking for resources, you have options. The steps you take to get care should be the ones that are best for you.
This week’s step gives you information about options for care and support resources to help you make the best choices for yourself or your clients.
Take the Step: Reach out.