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NAMI Seeks Volunteers for Pilot Program on PTSD Education

In recognition of Veterans’ Day and those who serve our country, NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is preparing to launch a new program to explain some of the most common treatment options for people experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The program was created for service members and Veterans, but it’s also useful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event. You’ll have the opportunity to hear from a number of Veterans about their own stress reactions and experiences with PTSD. You might notice similarities between their stories and your own. You’ll also have the chance to learn about the different treatments available to reduce those feelings of stress. This program provides you with a safe way to explore whether you’d like to talk to a professional.

 

How You Can Help
NAMI is seeking volunteers to complete and offer feedback about this program. You will need to:

  • Access the internet via a computer, tablet, smartphone or other Internet-enabled device
  • Interact with the program by reading content, watching videos and clicking through checklists
  • Take brief surveys before and after the video

The program typically takes 20-25 minutes to complete.

PTSD can happen to anyone. It affects 3.5% of the U.S. adult population—about 7.7 million people. By volunteering less than an hour of your time, you’ll help NAMI finalize this program for military service members, Veterans and others.

 

Next Steps
Are you ready to be part of this important effort? Please visit our PTSD interest page by November 27 to indicate your interest in helping NAMI (https://www.research.net/r/PYT56BT?campaign=homefront).

On Monday, November 28 you will receive an email with the link to access the training and complete the brief surveys. Thank you for your assistance with important project.

 

Questions?
Contact namieducation@nami.org

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