Amongst other awareness celebrations, June is home to Men’s Health Month and PTSD Awareness Month.
June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. PTSD can occur in people who have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event. An estimated 1 in 11 people will be diagnosed in their lifetime. People with PTSD have intense thoughts and feelings related to their traumatic experience. These can last a long time after the experience has ended. Symptoms can include flashbacks, nightmares, detachment from others, feelings of sadness, fear or anger, or have strong negative reactions to everyday events. PTSD can also occur indirectly, such as hearing about a traumatic event.
We know that physical health is just as important as mental heath because they are intricately intertwined.
“The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. “
For more information visit menshealthmonth.org
-Chris Dorian, founder of Know Your Why Recovery