The NVHS PTSA program was designed to create and offer post traumatic stress Awareness, Action, and Anonymity to those who may be dealing with PTSD, as well as push information about PTSD to the community at large.
PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) is not a disease.
PTSD is what happens to someone who has experienced extreme and/or multiple exposures to traumatic events. PTSD currently affects more than 1 in every 30 people on earth. You know many people with PTSD, some know they are suffering from it, and some do not. PTSD affects every person differently. Sometimes it can be temporary. That is the best case scenario, but generally speaking those who genuinely suffer PTSD will always have it.
To help NVHS end homelessness among veterans, we have determined a great need for the awareness of what PTSD is, the awareness of who suffer from it, what actions can be taken to alleviate the symptoms, and an anonymous way to seek help for those who fear losing careers, friends, or family over stigma- but genuinely need help.
Please take a moment and browse through our resources. Take them, share them, help us spread awareness. Don't be afraid to seek answers and help if you are suffering. Every 80 minutes a veteran commits suicide in the United States. Every 80 minutes we lose a valuable community member who served this great nation. We need to stop these statistics from increasing.
PTSD Awareness week is December 13th-December 20. View the buttons below for more information.