Friends of PTSD Journal
Friends of PTSDJournal is a non-profit organization that supports awareness initiatives for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and educates the PTSD community as well as the general population about PTSD symptoms, treatment and diagnosis. Friends of PTSDJournal advocates the PTSD community and supports PTSDJournal magazine – a service driven lifestyle magazine dedicated to the awareness and treatment of this largely misunderstood and undiagnosed disorder.
Our mission is to create awareness about and support programs addressing the mental and physical impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder impacts more than 30 million civilians. PTSD can show up in different demographics and does not only affect military service members, but also civilian men, women and children who have suffered any traumatic incident such as an accident, natural calamity, domestic violence or sexual abuse.
More than 9% of soldiers aged 18 years or older returning from Iraq and Afghanistan had PTSD immediately after returning from deployment, yet 31% of that same population had PTSD more than a year after deployment.
There are many who still do not seek treatment or even diagnosis – more than 50% of both veterans and civilians with PTSD do not seek treatment. That’s why PTSDJournal is so important. The magazine will shed a light on the triggers and different characteristics of PTSD. Helping individuals suffering from PTSD with potential self-diagnosis could lead to them seeking help.