- Bipolar Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
In the United States, in particular, we have thousands of young service men and women coming home from conflict in the Middle East. Overburdened Veterans Affairs facilities across the country have had a hard time treating the thousands of PTSD cases. As a result, veterans turn to the resources they have available, this often comes in the form of drugs and alcohol. As was said earlier, illicit drug use and heavy drinking are not effective forms of coping with any form of mental illness. Dependence and/or addiction often ensues, feeling like one has few options or hope often times lead people with PTSD to make rash decisions that can result in loss of life—i.e. overdose and suicide.
In attempt to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder and the treatments available in this country, the the United States Senate has designated June 27th as National PTSD Awareness Day. The month of June is PTSD Awareness Month sponsored by the National Center for PTSD. Everyone can do their part to help millions of Americans get the help they so desperately need.
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