June is PTSD awareness (Post traumatic Stress Disorder). The campaign is mainly for our veterans however I would like to extend it to anyone who has had a traumatic experience.
What is a traumatic experience? Adverse childhood experiences, accidents, physical and mental abuses.
The science of PTSD and toxic stress shows that if it is left untreated, the life expectancy is 19 years shorter than that of individuals with none.
Toxic stress could lead:
- Auto Immune disease
- Heart issues
PTSD is treatable. A consensus of scientific data demonstrates that early detection and intervention are associated with improved outcomes related to toxic stress.
“Prevention is better than cure!”-Erasmus