What is PTSD?
PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a serious psychiatric and emotional disorder that occurs after an individual has faced or witnessed a severely traumatic event. Examples of such events include, but are not limited to, military combat, natural disasters, unexpected death or injury of a loved one, violent personal assaults, prolonged physical or mental abuse, as well as receiving a life-threatening diagnosis.
It is estimated that 70% of adults in the United States have experienced at least one traumatic even in their life which equates to approximately 224.4 million Americans. As it stands now, more than 8% (24.4 million) of Americans are currently struggling with PTSD.
If you are concerned that you or a loved one may be experiencing signs or symptoms of PTSD and need help, please reach out! If we are not able to immediately help you, we can put you in touch with someone who can.