By: Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT
According to the National Center for PTSD, about 60% of men and 50% of women experience a trauma in their lives. Approximately 7-8% of the US population will have PTSD at some point in their lives. For Veterans, the number of PTSD cases in a given year varies by the service era with approximately 11-20% who served in OIF or EIF.
The National Center for PTSD has created the PTSD Coach app to provide education and assistance in managing symptoms that may occur after trauma. Created by the VA’s National Center for PTSD in partnership with the Department of Defense’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, this resource can provide support to those who are struggling with or know someone who is struggling with symptoms of PTSD. While this does not take the place of professional evaluation and help, it is a tool that can be used in a very personalized and private manner, offering some light during dark times.
This post was written by Bari Sobelson, MS, LMFT, the Social Media and Programming Coordination Specialist for the OneOp Family Development Team. The Family Development team aims to support the development of professionals working with military families.