PTSD Awareness Day History
PTSD Awareness Day brings awareness to the disorder known as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a disorder which triggers anxiety and flashbacks due to experiencing or witnessing terrifying events. PTSD was mainly associated with veterans who returned from combat, but recent studies show that about 20% of Americans suffer from PTSD. PTSD Awareness Day was established in 2010 after Army Staff Sgt. Named Joe Biel took his own life in 2007 after returning home from duty in the Iraq War and suffering a PTSD attack. Beil's birthday was chosen as PTSD Awareness Day to honor him and those who suffer with the disorder.
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