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Cpl. Anthony Gray practices yoga with Marine Wing Headquarters Squadron 1, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan, April 13, 2018. Over 100 Marines and Sailors with MWHS-1 participated in this event in order to build camaraderie and unit cohesion. Gray, from Muscatine, Iowa, is an intelligence specialist with MWHS-1. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness

PTSD is a mental health condition that can develop after exposure to traumatic events such as threat of injury, death, a serious accident, combat, assault, natural disaster, or abuse. Anyone who experiences a traumatic event can develop PTSD, but there are effective treatments that can help people experiencing PTSD. Service members and members of the military community who may be experiencing PTSD should reach out, get help, and get better.

 

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Please share these videos on your social media platforms to help build awareness of:

  • PTSD symptoms
  • The benefits of seeking care
  • Confidential, 24/7 resources
  • Evidence-bases treatment options

To find more videos like these, please visit the Real Warriors Videos Page.

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Jun 16, 2023

PHCOE: Stress

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Combat and military operations are inherently stressful. Find out which responses are adaptive, and which ones require intervention. #AskForHelp #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence/Psychological-Health-Center-of-Excellence/Clinicians-Corner-Blog/Understanding-Combat-and-Operational-Stress-Reactions

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 10)

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Are symptoms of #PTSD getting in the way of you enjoying your life? It’s okay to ask for help. Support from those close to you can make a difference. Seeking help is a sign of strength. Treatment for PTSD works. Reach out, get help, get better. www.health.mil/ptsd #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter

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Jun 16, 2023

PHCOE: Family

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PTSD isn’t just difficult for those who experience it firsthand, it can be hard on families as well. Use this guide to help better understand a loved one in need. #AskForHelp #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter https://health.mil/Reference-Center/Publications/2021/05/12/A-Familys-Guide-to-Posttraumatic-Stress-Disorder

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Jun 16, 2023

PHCOE: Ask for Help

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Service members: If you’ve experienced a traumatic event, it’s important to know the symptoms of #PTSD and #AskForHelp. Evidence-based treatment works. Watch this video to learn the facts. #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter https://health.mil/News/Gallery/Videos/2021/06/23/4-Facts-About-PTSD

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Jun 16, 2023

PHCOE: Survivor Guilt

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Service members: It’s common to experience feelings of shock, regret, or guilt when a fellow warrior dies or is injured in battle. This is called “survivor guilt.” Here are four ways to cope. #AskForHelp #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter https://health.mil/News/Gallery/Videos/2021/06/23/4-Ways-to-Cope-with-Survivor-Guilt

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 8)

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#DYK the first line of recommended treatment for #PTSD is individual, manualized trauma-focused psychotherapy? Learn more about the different types of psychotherapy here: https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence/Psychological-Health-Center-of-Excellence/PHCoE-Clinician-Resources/PTSD/Treatment #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 7)

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After a traumatic event, services members can be susceptible to the impact of acute stress, leaving them feeling overwhelmed and frozen. In response, researchers at @WRBethesda have started using iCOVER, a peer-based intervention that can be completed in under a minute. #AskForHelp https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence ...

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 4)

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After a traumatic event, anyone can experience acute stress. For many people, these responses diminish with time, but for others they may continue and develop into a chronic psychological condition called posttraumatic stress disorder, or #PTSD. Don’t wait until you’re in crisis to make your mental health a priority. www.health.mil/mentalhealth ...

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 2)

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When treating symptoms of #PTSD, it's important to process the trauma and learn how to think differently about traumatic events. Wellness, counseling, peer support, and many other programs are vital components to build a supportive environment and enhance quality of life for members of the military community. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2021/06 ...

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 6)

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Even though treatment for #PTSD has a high success rate, service members may still feel apprehensive about getting help due to the perceived consequences of taking action. Remember, the services provided by Psychological Health are confidential. Seeking help is not a sign of weakness. It is a sign of strength. https://health.mil/News/Articles/2022/07 ...

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 1)

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#PTSD develops in some people who have experienced trauma or a life-threatening event. Stress reactions are normal to these types of events and most feel better after a few weeks or months. If you or someone you know is struggling with PTSD, seek help as soon as possible: www.health.mil/ptsd #PTSDAwarenessMonth #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 5)

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Military life can be inherently stressful. Data shows that in 2019, approximately 1.8 percent of active-duty service members had a posttraumatic stress disorder diagnosis. But #PTSD is treatable. If you’re struggling, get help as soon as possible. Call 866-966-1020 for the Psychological Health Resource Center https://www.health.mil/Military-Health ...

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Jun 16, 2023

PTSD Awareness (Option 3)

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The first step to treating #PTSD is diagnosing it. Learn about its symptoms and the four categories they fall under. #AskForHelp https://health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Centers-of-Excellence/Psychological-Health-Center-of-Excellence/PHCoE-Clinician-Resources/PTSD #ReachOutGetHelpGetBetter

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Jun 24, 2021

PTSD: Help is Available

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PTSD can happen to anyone. The Military Health System can help you get diagnosed and provide you with evidence-based treatment so you can get your life back. If you're struggling with PTSD, reach out to your local military hospital or clinic and make an appointment today. Learn more at health.mil/ptsd.

Last Updated: August 07, 2023
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