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
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.