post traumatic stress disorder

Overlooked effects of fireworks on veterans

While ringing in the new year with fireworks can be a form of celebration for some, it can be a trigger for veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder. Fireworks going off on New Year’s Eve is a…

Fireworks can trigger PTSD in some veterans

Beautiful colors and loud booms lighting up the sky are usually a symbol of the freedoms we have today thanks to those who fought for our freedom. For some of those veterans, the fireworks can be a harsh reminder of…

PTSD Awareness Month

About eight percent of the population is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. This month, officials are drawing attention to the issue. June is recognized as National PTSD Awareness Month. PTSD can occur after a traumatic event such as military combat,…