June 27th, a day for Post-Traumatic Stress awareness

WASHINGTON - Thursday, June 27th, is a day to honor those who have served and may have wounds that may not be visible. Senator Dan Sullivan along with bipartisan colleagues introduced a resolution designating June as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Month and June 27th as National Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Day.

The resolution states that they named it post-traumatic stress awareness day not post-traumatic stress disorder awareness day, citing that the word 'disorder' perpetuates the stigma associated with combat stress and Sullivan says it is important for the stigma to be removed so that service members can get the help they need.

"We need to honor our service members but also let them know that these kind of wounds of war that sometimes aren't visible, but can be as debilitating as any other kind of wound, they happen, we need to recognize that as American people, and then we need to encourage our members to seek help," said Sullivan.