Thursday, June 8, 2017

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month

Highlighted in the month of June by the U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs, National Center for PTSD - is the condition that affects many -- not just military personnel, but anyone experiencing or having experienced a traumatic event. Symptoms commonly identified with this diagnosis (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) may present as a result of extreme emotional stress such as the loss of a loved one under tragic circumstances, a personal assault or other life- change events.

Regardless of how it presents, Library Services has resources to help you help yourself; help others help you; or, help you help someone else. 

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The library subscribes to databases that provide useful information to help you learn about PTSD, connect with resource providers and identify terminology you may use as you share with family and friends.

The Military & Government Collection offers articles and current news on U.S. and world military and government affairs.  Try using the search term post traumatic stress disorder to retrieve initial results.

MedlinePlus uses trusted sources to provide health-related information for patients, their families and friends. Bookmark it and come back to find useful health information again and again.$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:134430/one$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:99949/one$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:99949/one$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:117664/one$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:154099/one

Other Resources
Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): dealing with tragedy (book)
Living with PTSD (streaming video file)
The Mindfulness Movie (streaming video file)
Tribe: on homecoming and belong (book)


Visit an ACC Library for these resources and more!

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