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Digital Shareables on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Use these resources to raise awareness about PTSD.

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Nearly everyone experiences a range of reactions after a traumatic event, yet most people recover from initial symptoms naturally. Those who continue to experience problems may be diagnosed with PTSD. Anyone can develop PTSD, including children, teens, and adults, who have been through physical or sexual assault, abuse, accident, disaster, war or combat, or other serious events. For more information on PTSD, visit the health topic page or view the available brochures.

Help raise awareness about PTSD by sharing information and materials based on the latest research.

Share These Graphics and Social Media Messages

Download and share these messages to help spread the word about post-traumatic stress disorder. You can copy and paste the text into a tweet, email, or post. To share the image, right-click on it and select "save image as" to save the file to your computer. We encourage you to use the hashtag #ShareNIMH in your social media posts to connect with people and organizations with similar goals. For more ideas on how to use these resources, visit our help page.

Young adult sitting outside in thoughtful pose. Points to www.nimh.nih.gov/shareNIMH.

Let’s Talk About Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Help raise awareness about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by sharing information and materials based on the latest research. Share science. Share hope. https://go.usa.gov/xHSEQ #shareNIMH

Older adult outside with the message “People of all ages and backgrounds can experience post-traumatic stress disorder after trauma. Treatment can help.”

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can Affect Anyone

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects people differently. It's important for anyone with PTSD to be treated by a mental health provider who is experienced with PTSD. Learn about treatments at https://go.usa.gov/xHvzJ #shareNIMH

Parent and child playing dribbling basketball with the message “Post-traumatic stress disorder can interfere with daily life, but recovery is possible with treatment.”

Recovery From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is Possible

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. Anyone can develop PTSD at any age. Learn the signs and symptoms at https://go.usa.gov/xHvzJ. #shareNIMH

Illustration of caregiver behind child who is doing their homework with the message “Know how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events.

Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Traumatic Events

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Learn what caregivers and family members can do to help children and adolescents cope with traumatic events. https://go.usa.gov/xtw7B #shareNIMH

Use Videos to Educate Others

Click “Copy Link” link to post these videos on social media, or embed them on your website.