Question: Are you having a PTSD Awareness Day in 2019? (June is National PTSD Awareness Month)
- PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) affects about 20% of our veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
- Depression and post-traumatic stress disorders are the most common mental health problems faced by returning troops.
- 22 Vetrean commit suicide each day in America. That mean that 8030 of America's very best are giving up on life do to stress and depression.
- The most common symptoms of PTSD include: difficulty concentrating, lack of interest/apathy, feeling of detachment, loss of appetite, hypervigilance, exaggerated startle response, and sleep disturbances.
- 30% of soldiers develop mental problems within 3 to 4 month of being home.
Objective: Reaching Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders
- Ministries located near military bases can reach out to those who are experiencing PTSD symptoms.
- Family members of those who have PTSD will benefit by having the support and understanding of the faith based community.
- The faith based community should learn about PTSD and how to help those who are experiencing inner trauma do to a traumatic incident in their life.
- Ministries who have military, law enforcement and first responder who are attenders will appreciate and benefit from the PTSD Awareness Day.
- Realize those who protect us and insure our freedom and safety desperately need our support and help.
PTDS Awareness Day
- Presentation 1 hour
- Power Point Presentation:
- PTSD Facts and Symptoms
- How to minister military, law enforcement and first responders
- How to have a recovery ministry for military, law enforcement and first responders.
- Presenter - Skip Pilgrim, Ph.D, CISM, MRT