I would like to address a few things that have changed and will be changing this week.
I think my next-doorneighbors might be superheroes.
The month of June is designated as National Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. This awareness month began to educate communities about PTSD and provide support and resources to those individuals living with this condition. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents or serious accidents. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged. These symptoms can be severe and can last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life. An estimated 7.8 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives, with women (10.4%) twice as likely as men (5%) to develop PTSD.
A much anticipated report reached the governor’s desk on Jun. 27, 1859.
This year has been quite different than those of the recent past in more ways than one. We have had threats of World War III. Australia was on fire. Coronavirus struck and students had the longest spring break I’ve ever heard of.