Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Ohio National Guard "Demystify PTSD"

Demystifying PTSD for Employers 
Ohio NationalGuard


Myth or Fact?A majority of Ohio's military veterans suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

It is a myth, as less than 10 percent of Ohio National Guard service members suffer from significant PTSD.

The Ohio National Guard has produced the above video to encourage employers to understand diagnosed and undiagnosed PTSD among their employees who are service members and veterans.

“We are committed to supporting our men and women who are suffering from the effects of a traumatic experience,” said Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general. “Many times, because of the stigma associated with the condition, they are not seeking treatment. By partnering with employers to dispel the myths about PTSD, we can break down the barriers that could be preventing recovery.”

Employers, PTSD survivors and others who are concerned about this issue are encouraged to commit their support online by participating in the dialogue with #DemystifyPTSD.