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PTSD

Experiencing a traumatic event, whether on or off the battlefield, can sometimes lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is often associated with combat, but it can also be the result of traumatic incidents like mass shootings, car accidents, sexual assaults or natural disasters.

Though everyone experiences PTSD differently, common symptoms can include trouble sleeping, flashbacks and irritability. Treatment is available, and a health care provider can help you manage your symptoms. Getting help will keep you mission ready, set you up for career success and ensure you are there for those who need you most. Use the following resource to learn more about PTSD and related concerns.

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Treatment Options for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychological health concern that can happen after any traumatic event on or off the battlefield. Common reactions include trouble sleeping, nightmares, flashbacks, feelings of isolation, self-blame, irritability, avoiding reminders of a traumatic event and others.

Army Maj. Jeremy Haynes

Reaching Out Made Me Stronger Brochure – Retired Army Maj. Jeremy Haynes

After experiencing a combat-related traumatic event, know that help and resources are available. Display this mini poster of retired Army Maj. Jeremy Haynes to spread the message that reaching out is a sign of strength and remind others that they don’t have to go it alone.

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not feeling like yourself poster

Not Feeling Like Yourself Poster

Display this poster to spread the message that reaching out is a sign of strength. Encourage service members and veterans to talk to a health care provider if they notice any of these signs in themselves.

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