Where is the National PTSD Awareness Day Support?

I’ve searched…and I’ve searched…and although legislation was passed by Congress in 2010 to make June 27th the official “National PTSD Day”, I have yet to find anyone (outside of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) doing ANYTHING to promote awareness in 2011 outside of a few privileged group discussions on Facebook.

So, just to make my “Please help a Veteran’s day“, I would love to hear from someone who is doing something in the great USA to raise awareness about PTSD sometime in the month of June.

Preferably someone who is not on the government’s payroll.

If you have an event planned, a video made, or an article published, or any useful tidbit SCREAMING TO GET OUT please leave me a COMMENT!   (like Veterans Today’s 2010 Article), I will post it!!!!

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2 responses to “Where is the National PTSD Awareness Day Support?

  1. Dear Laurie,
    My son, a Purple Heart veteran, served two long tours of duty in Iraq’s Triangle of Death. While he was there I chronicled that experience from the perspective of the home front for several publications.
    Here’s a short (3-minute) YouTube video that tells the story of the beginning of his journey home:

    It’s a true story that also offers hope. And I think it’s one that many can relate to or perhaps find eye-opening. If you think so too, please feel free to use or share it in any way you feel appropriate.
    Thank you for your service to our country and our veterans.
    Sue Diaz — journalist, Blue Star mom, and leader of writing workshops for veterans

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