June is PTSD Awareness Month


June is PTSD Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.

Symptoms include sleep disturbances, irritability, recurrent nightmares, and difficulty maintaining relationships. While some recover within months, others may struggle for years.

The Law Offices of James G. Graver is committed to supporting our community and important causes such as this one. As personal injury attorneys, we represent clients involved in all different types of traumas. For many individuals, symptoms of PTSD can follow incidents such as a series motor vehicle accident.

Once again, this year, we proudly sponsored the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament held by Erase PTSD NOW. This event held on May 17th aimed to contribute to raise funds for new treatments such as SGB.

Understanding PTSD

PTSD is not just an emotional response; it is a complex disorder impacting daily life. Symptoms include:

  • Re-experiencing trauma: Flashbacks, nightmares, intrusive thoughts.
  • Avoidance behaviors: Steering clear of reminders of the trauma.
  • Negative changes: Distorted beliefs, persistent fear, anger, guilt, or shame.
  • Hyperarousal: Overly alert, easily startled, feeling tense.

These symptoms disrupt daily life, making routine tasks, relationships, and employment challenging. Understanding these symptoms is crucial for effective support and intervention.

Research and Resources

Significant efforts are being made to understand and treat PTSD. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), alongside the Departments of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Defense (DOD), supports research to uncover PTSD’s causes and develop treatments.

Several organizations provide valuable resources for individuals and families affected by PTSD:

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is experiencing PTSD, seek help. Support is available through various channels. The VA offers a hotline at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1) and an online chat service for veterans, family members, or friends in crisis. These services provide confidential support from trained professionals who understand PTSD’s unique challenges.


Graver Personal Injury Attorneys is committed to advocating for mental health awareness and supporting those affected by PTSD. Our sponsorship of the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament is just one way we contribute to this important cause. This PTSD Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to learn more about PTSD, support those who are struggling, and help raise awareness about this debilitating condition.

For more information and resources, visit the federal resource page and explore available support options. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by PTSD.

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