American PTSD Association
Overcoming Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a serious matter. Not everyone with PTSD is a soldier, and civilians are dealing with this deadly disorder as well. Without proper support, not everyone can succeed coping with it. Those who are suffering from PTSD know how hard it is to fight for their life every day. Perhaps, if everyone in the society had more information about this monster, we could create a better social network around the sufferers, give them hope and prevent their suicidal attempts.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder related suicides are the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, and yet it's not taken seriously enough. Lack of awareness is one reason we can't prevent these suicide attempts because nobody can see the world through the eyes of people with PTSD. An estimated 8% of Americans − 24.4 million people − have PTSD at any given time. That is equal to the entire population of Texas. This is a shocking number! Can you stay silent and do nothing? Can you see our brothers and sisters die one by one? No! We need to take action! We need an association that does not dismiss civilians nor veteran sufferers. An Association that promotes social awareness through social media platforms and help the world take PTSD more seriously!
Our primary mission is fourfold:
Our primary mission is to advocate for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) sufferers, especially those who are debilitated by this illness that they are unemployed and unable to access mental health care. Also to raise awareness about the serious consequences of PTSD by way of social media presence; and to develop online programs designed to help those suffering with PTSD cope with their symptoms.
Our VIsion beyond awareness
Through our efforts, we envision a society that collectively recognizes the symptoms of PTSD and that creates the necessary safety nets so that those who are experiencing the symptoms – and their families – can find hope and help wherever they live.
Our goal is to educate our society about PTSD using online platforms. This will allow us to reach more people around the world and help our society to understand PTSD and support those dealing with it in a more meaningful way.
We live by our values
APTSDA is founded based on the following values:
Care for all
Collaboration in our community
Commitment to excellence and diversity
Compassion for innovation
Integrity beyond reproach
Respect for people, communities, and cultures
Special Attention to the underserved