What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

PTSD is a very common disorder that many people suffer from every day.

An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the total population of Texas.   PTSD is recognized as a psychobiological mental disorder than can affect survivors not only of combat experience, but also terrorist attacks, natural disasters, serious accidents, assault or abuse, or even sudden and major emotional losses.  One in every 3 returning troops has PTSD, but on 40% of those will seek help.

Source: http://www.ptsdunited.org/ptsd-statistics-2/

With the number of veterans and active duty military with PTSD ever increasing, there have been numerous services geared to help these individuals.  The United States Veteran Administration launched an app that is easy to access for veterans with PTSD.

PTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. Trauma survivors, their families, or anyone coping with stress can benefit.

Check out PTSD Coach Online at http://www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/ptsdcoachonline/default.htm



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