PTSD Awareness

By: Malik Adebimpe

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What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that's triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as uncontrollable thoughts about the event

Facts about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • 7.8% of Americans will experience PTSD in their life
  • 5.2 million people will have PTSD in any given year (Ages: 18-54)
  • It cannot be cured
  • Most cases are veterans coming home from war
  • Over 400,000 soldiers and veterans have PTSD
  • Less than 40% of people with the condition don't receive help

PTSD Foundation of America

The PTSD Foundation of America is an organization that helps soldiers cope with post traumatic stress disorder. They try to bring awareness to the wounds that are not seen. They provide Warrior groups so that veterans and soldiers can talk about their experiences and put them on a path of healing.
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What I am trying to achieve

My name is Malik Adebimpe and I go to Taylor Road Middle School. My social studies class was assigned a project to spread awareness about issues facing our veterans. I chose PTSD because it affects many veterans and people today. I am trying to spread awareness and raise money for the PTSD Foundation of America and I would appreciate your help to save the lives of veterans. Please help our selfless veterans in this fight.