June Is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awarness Month!

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June is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, gave a statement on the importance of this challenging and debilitating condition.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after seeing or living through an event that caused or threatened serious harm or death. PTSD may result in sleep problems, irritability, anger, recurrent dreams about the trauma, intense reactions to reminders of the trauma, disturbances in relationships, and isolation. Some people may recover a few months after the event, but for others it may take years. For some, PTSD may begin long after the events occur. However, PTSD can be treated.

HHS, along with the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD), are supporting new research to reveal the underlying causes of PTSD and related conditions, develop better tools to identify those at highest risk of developing the disorder, and develop new and better treatments and preventive interventions.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) also offer a variety of resources designed to help people who suffer from PTSD, as well as aid their families and friends in better understanding and dealing with trauma’s aftermath. These resources include:

Additionally, a list of military family resources can be found through the following:

If you think that you or someone you know has PTSD, you are not alone. There is help available. Talk with a caring VA counselor by calling 1-800-273-8255 (press “1”) or visiting the online VA Chat (link is external)

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Guide: Helping a Loved One

If you suspect your loved one is experiencing a mental or substance use disorder, you can play a central role in getting them the help they need.

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Guide: Starting the Conversation

When a loved one is experiencing a mental or substance use disorder, it is important to know how to support them and what to say.

Resources for Families Coping with Mental Health Video

The Family Drama video encourage families to talk directly with their loved ones about concerns over substance use.

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The Can We Talk? video shows how you can start a conversation about mental illness with your loved one with these three simple words: “Can we talk?”

Download & Use The Prevent Medicine Abuse Toolkit (CADCA)

 

About the Toolkit

“Prescription drug abuse is an epidemic that requires more than one strategy or tactic. It’s going to take a comprehensive approach that employs multiple strategies to create population-level reductions to this problem,” notes General Arthur Dean, the Chairman and CEO of CADCA. 

CADCA’s Online PreventMedAbuse Toolkit contains facts, strategies and tools to prevent and reduce teen Rx and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse in your community. This toolkit is based on CADCA’s Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change. Incorporating these strategies will help you formulate, modify and implement your prevention and intervention strategies. Additional resources are available thru our partner, Consumer Healthcare Products Association and their Stop Medicine Abuse website.

How to Use the Toolkit  Visit Here To Download The Kit (.pdf)

Resources are simple clicks away.

  • Prevention Strategies: See the Seven Strategies for Effective Community Change in action.

  • Facts & Tools: Review the latest facts on this drug abuse challenge. Discover how to conduct an Rx abuse community assessment. Check out the Sample Logic Model. See how this information gets translated into Sample Intervention Maps.

  • Other Resources: Learn about information and tools that can make your programs and interventions successful, including share tools that you can place on your website, Facebook or e-mail signature blocks.

  • Success Stories: View Rx prevention at work. Check out the video presentations from CADCA coalitions nationwide that are experiencing Rx medication prevention success.

SOURCE: Prevent Medicine Abuse.org

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The Amazing Grace Recovery Program (AGRP) is designed to provide a network of support for people in recovery as well as those who are searching for a path toward recovery for themselves of for a loved one. AGRP connects people in recovery to resources with the community.

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