How to Support Veterans with PTSD During 4th of July

With summer here and the 4th of July around the corner, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program would like to remind you that fireworks can cause discomfort for our combat Veterans. Good times for you can be agonizing for them, so please be mindful, courteous, and take the time to educate yourself and your family about PTSD.

Learn

There are many resources available to learn about PTSD. Emory Healthcare Veterans Program would be happy to send one of our Veteran Outreach Coordinators to educate your organization about PTSD. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact us at 1-888-514-5345.

Be Aware

Find out if any of your neighbors are combat veterans. If they are, inform them that you will be celebrating with fireworks so that they will not be surprised and can prepare themselves. They do not wish to ruin your fun, but providing a warning allows them to make other arrangements if necessary.

Know the Facts

A high percentage of veterans and service members suffer from PTSD. Treatment is available and very successful.

If you or a loved one is a post-9/11 veteran or service member who struggles with symptoms of PTSD, TBI, depression or anxiety please contact one of our care coordinators the Emory Veterans Program Care Coordinators at 1-888-514-5345.

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