YOU ARE NOT ALONE--June is PTSD Awareness Month
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Eastern Time
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June is Mental Health Awareness Month
June is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. There are an estimated 8 million people in the United States diagnosed with PTSD and even though there are successful treatments available, most people do not get help when they need it.
Our goal is to help reduce the stigma associated with PTSD as we raise awareness to this epidemic. A traumatic event, which threatens our lives, our safety or our personal integrity, can affect each of us. We are only just beginning to find new ways of healing from the wounds and shame that often prevents survivors from seeking health.
Unaddressed trauma can significantly increase the risk of long term mental health concerns, such as substance use disorders, suicide, chronic physical ailments, as well as premature death. We must not fail in understanding the impact of unresolved traumatic experiences on our lives and our communities.
Join us in our monthly panel discussion to honor June’s PTSD Awareness Month from the lens of healing from Trauma. Learn various techniques our panelists have used to heal and move forward and embrace the reclaiming of self, their relationships and their lives.
It is critical that our efforts strengthen, so we can begin to heal these invisible wounds. They are crucial in promoting the healthy development of children and adults and healthy behaviors in families, schools and communities, thereby reducing the likelihood of trauma.
In this webinar, panelists will share their insights on recovering from trauma through life stories and the experiences that have supported them on their path to healing. Panelists will also share holistic practices that may help those who have suffered similar traumatic experiences.
This panel conversation is part of OMA's Trauma Program, designed for the sharing of stories around our diverse life experiences and exploring the connections among us all. Join us as we explore Healing from Trauma and PTSD Awareness on June 30th.
Panelists: Marilyn Carpenter, Deb Carter, Angela Failor, Carlynn Graves, Callie Gropp, Elizabeth Homlish, Gail Hunter, Paula Ilochi, Treble NLS, Mai Nguyen, Leza Vivio. See past panelists.
Moderator: Callie Group
YOU ARE NOT ALONE, an OMA Webinar Series featuring a panel conversation on trauma and recovery—We are all connected on this journey of healing, of both self and humanity, from our own individual traumas as well as our collective traumas.
Let’s all drop the pretense that we are either normal, or abnormal…
We are all in the same support group: ordinary people who must deal with the struggles that come with being human. We all carry this heavy weight—a trauma, whether from childhood abuse, childhood adverse experiences (ACE's),domestic violence, gaslighting, bullying, emotional/ verbal abuse and manipulation, medical trauma, and injury. We all at the same time struggle to meet our basic human needs for connection, community, acceptance, and validation among ones who share our culture and language, or not, for authenticity–the capacity to feel what we feel and to be in touch with our bodies and to express what we feel when we need to.
Fundamentally, that is the ultimate trauma, the disconnection from ourselves…
In this webinar series we believe that in the presence of compassion, healing is possible. Only with compassion can we bear our pain. In the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying the author says, whatever you do don’t shut off your pain. Accept your pain and remain vulnerable. –Mai Nguyen, Panelist