PTSD Foundation of America to launch a Nationwide Awareness Campaign

June is PTSD Awareness Month. According to The National Center for PTSD, it is estimated that anywhere from 11 to 20 percent of service members that have served in the Global War On Terror will be diagnosed with PTSD each year.

Photo illustration courtesy of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

By Justin K. Thomas

June 1, 2018

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness month. And PTSD Foundation of America is to launch a nationwide awareness campaign beginning June 1st. According to David Maulsby, the foundation’s executive director, the stigma surrounding the condition can lead to many military veterans not seeking help in times of need.

It is estimated that 11 to 20 percent of veterans have been diagnosed with PTSD. This epidemic continues to increase across the country and impacts the lives of veterans and their families.

“Educating the public about PTSD is our primary mission,” Maulsby said. “We not only want to stop the stigma about PTSD, but also instill a sense of pride in those struggling, as we believe that those veterans should be treated with the utmost respect. Finding the right mentors and tools to help change their lives is paramount.”

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, for those who have deployed more than once, a person might expect that with each deployment, the emotional cycle will become easier. However, that isn't entirely the case.

Things may become more difficult because each deployment is different from the last. This difference is especially noted if you have unresolved problems from previous separations and reunions.

PTSD Foundation of America is a non-profit organization dedicated to mentoring veterans and their families with military-related PTSD. Currently, we have over 14 Chapters across the United States to help counsel veterans through their challenging times. Camp Hope, an extension of PTSD Foundation of America provides interim housing along with peer to peer combat warrior counseling with an on-site campus based in Houston, Texas.

For additional information, please visit their website at