Friday, June 26, 2015

National PTSD Awareness Day

This Saturday, June 27th is National PTSD Awareness Day.
70% of adults in the U.S. have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives and 20% will go on to develop posttraumatic stress disorder. While it’s common for us to think about individuals serving in the United States Military when they think about PTSD, there are a number of other professions that students may be interested in, whose workers are also exposed to trauma on a daily basis.
Last month the Huffington Post wrote an eye-opening five-part series on mental health in the newsroom discussing the need for trauma training and care for journalists who often witness and write about traumatic events countless times throughout the year. First responders (Police Officers, Firefighters, EMTs, & Paramedics) play a crucial role in our society and are also exposed to highly stressful events in the course of their routine duties.

You may be suprised to learn the signs of symptons of PTSD such as 
  • Re-experiencing the traumatic event.
  • Avoiding reminders of the trauma.
  • Increased anxiety and emotional arousal.
may not even appear until weeks or months after exposure to a traumatic event.
At CSS we have free resources for those that want to learn more about PTSD. There are a number of options.
 You can:
1) Take one of the confidential personal health screeningsto assess your personal experiences and knowledge about depression/anxiety, eating disorders, and alcohol consumption . Click on the link, to take a screening.
2) Visit Counseling Services
Counseling Services
Counseling Services

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00-4:30 
Contact Number: (218)723-6085 
3) Visit Student Health Services

Student Health Services

Student Health Services

Somers 47 (ground floor)
M T Th F 8:30-12:30 and 1:00-4:30,
Wed 8:30-11:30 (S183) and 12-4:30
Contact Number: (218)723-6282