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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Eating Disorders — A Thread 🧵#PTSDAwarenessDay
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Eating Disorders #PTSDAwarenessDay
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Eating Disorders #PTSDAwarenessDay
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A recent survey looked at how much Americans actually know about #PTSD. Of the 2,000 surveyed:

67% believe that most veterans struggle with PTSD.

1 in 4 believe the majority of people w/PTSD are violent & dangerous.

23% believe PTSD is not treatable.

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We find these statistics - largely driven by negative mental health stigmas and lack of awareness - to be both alarming and harmful. On this #PTSDAwarenessDay we hope Americans recognize the following facts instead:

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1. Not every veteran struggles with #PTSD.

2. Not every veteran who experiences PTSD is violent or dangerous.

3. For those who do struggle with PTSD, treatment & support IS available & the diagnosis can change or be revised over time.

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Hi. I had #PTSD from my time covering conflict. But I’d like to highlight on #PTSDAwarenessDay the link between racism and PTSD.…
‘Events that can cause racial trauma include threats of harm and injury, humiliating and shaming events and witnessing racial discrimination and microaggressions.’…
‘Many ethnic and racial groups experience higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as compared to White Americans. ‘…
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Today is #PTSD Awareness Day. It's not only veterans who suffer from it, but regular people and journalists. For me, it started in Iraq after I covered a multiple suicide bombing. As the death and destruction piled up over the months, it got harder to function outside a war zone
I only felt normal when I was surrounded by chaos. I would have panic attacks when out in a normal city. Eventually I got help and after that I was very careful when covering conflict to look at my mental health and those of my colleagues.
News organizations have gotten alot better in helping journalists who suffer from PTSD. There is less stigma. But managers should also be aware that suffering from PTSD doesn't mean you shouldn't or can't cover conflict again.
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