June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month

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In recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) released new resources to help educate the public.

NIMH will also host a livestream event on June 17 from 2-2:30 p.m., featuring NIMH-funded researcher Barbara Rothbaum, Ph.D., ABPP, professor of psychiatry and associate vice chair of clinical research at the Emory University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Rothbaum is also the executive director of the Emory Healthcare Veterans Program and Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program. During the event, Dr. Rothbaum will discuss PTSD signs, symptoms, and treatments, as well as the latest research on PTSD. In addition, she will discuss some of the challenges that COVID-19 has presented for individuals living with PTSD and other mental illnesses. Watch the livestream event on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter pages.