june, 2022

27junAll DayPTSD Awareness Day(All Day: monday)

PTSD Awareness Day poster

Event Details

WHEREAS Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can occur after a person experiences trauma including, but not limited to the stress of combat; certain occupations, including vicarious trauma; critical incidents, accidents, natural disasters, and affects approximately 1 out of 10 Canadians annually; and

WHEREAS PTSD is associated with chemical changes in the body’s hormonal system
and autonomic nervous system, and is characterized by symptoms including flashbacks,
nightmares, insomnia, avoidance, hypervigilance, anxiety, and depression; and

WHEREAS those frontline and essential service workers who continued to work
throughout the pandemic and risked their lives to serve others, deserve the investment of every possible resource to ensure their lasting physical, mental, and emotional well-being; and

WHEREAS PTSD stress among persons working in these professions is more prevalent
given that they are often exposed to highly traumatic events on an ongoing basis; and

WHEREAS despite its treatability, many cases of PTSD remain undiagnosed and
untreated due to a lack of awareness of this condition and the persistent stigma
associated with mental health conditions; and

WHEREAS raising awareness of this condition is necessary to remove the stigma and to
encourage those suffering to seek proper and timely treatment that may save their lives; and

WHEREAS all persons suffering from PTSD deserve our consideration, and those who
are affected by PTSD from wounds we cannot see, deserve our respect and special
honor;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Brantford hereby PROCLAIMS Monday June 27, 2022 as PTSD Awareness Day in the City of Brantford.

Flag raising event at Harmony Square on Mon. June 27 at 10:00am.

Time

All Day (Monday)