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SSC Recognizes PTSD Awareness Month

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness (PTSD) Month.

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness (PTSD) Month.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness (PTSD) Month.

Space Systems Command has a Community Support Program, managed by Bryan Blue, at Los Angeles Air Force Base.

“PTSD is not inevitable following a traumatic experience or experiences,” Blue said. “Studies have shown many actually experience post traumatic strength, when they survive a tough or unpleasant event.” 

Several factors play a role in developing PTSD, such as individual personality, the severity of the event, proximity to the event, the people involved, duration of the trauma and the amount of support the person receives afterward. 

“Many feel a sense of victory, knowing they survived and they become more resilient as a result,” Blue said. “If on the other hand, one has difficulties processing stress, getting professional help early, is key to building that resilience.”  

In addition to on-base helping agencies, military, DoD civilian employees and their families have a number of resources available to help, including Military One Source 800-342-9647, https://www.militaryonesource.mil and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-866-580-9078, www.AFPC.AF.MIL/EAP.