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DCoE Answers PTSD Questions Live on Facebook

The Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) will host a live conversation on the DCoE page on Facebook from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (EDT) June 27 to recognize PTSD Awareness Day.

The live discussion will feature clinical psychologist, Navy Capt. Anthony Arita, director of Deployment Health Clinical Center, a DCoE center. Arita will answer questions submitted on the DCoE page on Facebook from service members, veterans, family members, health care providers and the general public.

How to get involved:

  • 1) Follow DCoE on Facebook
  • 2) Log on to the page between 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on June 27
  • 3) Ask a question on the DCoE wall, Arita will respond as DCoE
  • 4) Follow along by refreshing the page or follow #AskDCoE

DCoE uses live social media events to raise awareness on important topics and provide supportive resources. Last month, DCoE hosted a “Living Blog” for Mental Health Awareness month.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur after someone experiences or sees a traumatic event, such as combat, a terrorist attack, sexual or physical assault or abuse, a serious accident, or a natural disaster. Many people experience post-traumatic stress symptoms, but not everyone develops PTSD.

In 2010, Congress named June 27 as PTSD Awareness Day to raise awareness about the disorder and the treatment options available.

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This page was last updated on: September 14, 2017.