Stigma Out and Understanding In: National PTSD Awareness Day

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.

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