June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day
Leaf for Life was founded by veteran family members who had witnessed first-hand the effects of PTSD.
From the National Center for PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder “is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months. If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.”
PTSD affects everyone and there are resources to learn more about the condition and how to move forward. Below are links to guide you to local and national resources.
Arizona PTSD Resources
Phoenix Metro Valley:
Dr. Shier in Scottsdale
Oasis Behavioral Health in Chandler
Dragonfly International Therapy in Tempe
The Sactuary in Sedona
Sabino Recovery, includes Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy
NAMI Family Support Group in Yuma