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Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS)

Posted by Kathleen Smith

Even the name is controversial.

Some now say we should call it PTS. Some believe it is more correctly titled PTSD. The important thing is we need to talk about it, and de-stigmatize it.

As a company that employs veterans, is veteran owned, and that has daily interaction with job seekers, employers and vendors who are veterans, we think it’s important to remind everyone that PTS is a fact of life. We need to deal with it. And to support those in need of help.

Here’s a link to a comprehensive PTS(D) definition from the Mayo Clinic. Symptoms, when to see a doctor, causes and more.

We encourage anyone who may be experiencing difficulties to take advantage of the resources that are available. This is not a road you need to travel alone. 

 

Patra Frame, a USAF veteran, recommends these resources:

Military OneSource for referrals and support services across a wide range of needs.  They serve active duty, Guard/Reserves, families, and retirees. CONUS: 800.342.9647

Army OneSource for referrals and support services across a wide range of needs.  They serve active duty, Guard/Reserves, and families.  

Veterans Administration provides a wide range of services including medical care, job training, vets centers, crisis centers, and financial assistance and a mobile app, PTSD Coach.

Consumer information on a wide range of psychology issues -from sleeping problems to teen concerns to marital issues and many more topics are available from the American Psychological Association.



This entry was posted on Wednesday, June 01, 2011 2:48 pm

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