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Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs Brings Awareness to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 2019

Contact: Kelly Depsee
Director of Communications and
External Relations

973-278-5400, ext. 1-5112
kme@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

BERKELEY COLLEGE OFFICE OF MILITARY AND VETERANS AFFAIRS
BRINGS AWARENESS TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Military students march in New York City Veterans Day Parade

Berkeley College students, faculty and staff observed PTSD Awareness Day and the effects of the disorder on June 27, 2019, by wearing teal on campus. The College also supported its more than 400 military and veteran students with mental health and fitness events held throughout PTSD Awareness Month in June.

According to the American Psychiatric Association, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced a traumatic event, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, age or culture. PTSD affects approximately 3.5 percent of U.S. adults, and one in 11 people will be diagnosed with PTSD in their lifetime.

“PTSD can impact anyone who has experienced a trauma. Because of its impact among veterans, colleges and universities that serve military students have a responsibility to bring this issue to the forefront and increase awareness of the resources available to those struggling with PTSD,” said Ed Dennis, Assistant Vice President, Berkeley College Office of Military and Veterans Affairs.

Photo Caption: Berkeley College military and veteran students march in the New York City Veterans Day Parade in November.

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