Picking Up The Peaces

Raising National Awareness About PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress


Raising Awareness for Post Traumatic Stress

1.4 million Australians at any one time* have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). (*Australian Bureau of Statistics – 6.4% of 21,530,081 Australians)

PTSD affects people from all walks of life. Families can be torn apart, drug and alcohol problems can occur, careers are destroyed, and in some cases, people are driven to suicide as a way of stopping the pain.

Too many people live with PTSD controlling their lives and the lives of their loved ones and never know what is causing the problem!

Picking Up The Peaces for PTSD is a not for profit organisation committed to a National Campaign to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of PTSD. We believe that by identifying the problem and seeking treatment early, those diagnosed and their families can regain their quality of life.

Please browse this website, join the mailing list, email us at info@pickingupthepeaces.org.au with specific questions if you’d like to get involved. If time is a problem, you can always sponsor the campaign.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to any event that results in psychological trauma. This event may involve the threat of death to oneself or to someone else, or to one’s own or someone else’s physical, sexual, or psychological integrity, overwhelming the individual’s ability to cope. As an effect of psychological trauma, PTSD is less frequent and more enduring than the more commonly seen acute stress response. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include re-experiencing the original trauma(s) through flashbacks or nightmares, avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma, and increased arousal—such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, anger, and hypervigilance. Formal diagnostic criteria (both DSM-IV-TR and ICD-10) require that the symptoms last more than one month and cause significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
Now is the time. You can help stomp out the stigma around PTSD. And in doing so, save lives.

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