June is National PTSD Awareness Month
Montgomery County ADAMHS is raising awareness of the importance of speaking up about mental health, and asking individuals to share what life with a mental illness feels like by tagging social media posts with #mentalillnessfeelslike and #PTSD.
June is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Month. Posting with our hashtag is a way to speak up, to share your point of view with people who may be struggling to explain what they are going through—and to help others figure out if they too are
showing signs of PTSD.
What is PTSD?
PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.
It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.
If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.
Here’s the good news: you can get treatment for PTSD — and it works
If you want to learn more, click here for a brochure.
Effective July 1, 2016, the Montgomery Co. ADAMHS Board will begin transition to a new sliding fee scale. The Board’s sliding fee scale for Medicaid billable services will begin at 139% of the Federal Poverty Level.