National PTSD Awareness Day is marked annually on June 27 to raise awareness of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a diagnosable mental health disorder that may occur after exposure to psychological stressors during one or more potentially psychologically traumatic events. As public safety personnel, USJE members face further risk of exposure to potentially psychologically traumatic events (PPTEs) during the course of their duties.
In Canada, CIPSRT (Canadian Institute for Public Safety Research and Treatment), is helping to increase awareness and understanding of PTSD. As members of the CIPSRT Steering Committee, USJE is strongly committed to PTSD awareness and improving presumptive injury legislation relating to trauma-injured workers.
Show your support
- Participate in the #WearTealChallenge on June 27. Wear teal and help raise awareness of the effects of PTSD on our public safety personnel with the CIPSRT #WearTealChallenge. Share a photo on social media of you and your friends/families/colleagues wearing teal using the hashtag #WearTealChallenge and tag @CIPSRT_ICRTSP and USJE.
- Learn more about PTSD Awareness Month by visiting CIPSRT’s PTSD Awareness Month website.
- Learn more about Presumptive Injury legislation and recommendations.