Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a mental health disorder that can affect anyone who has experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event. There are different types and symptoms as people react differently to a traumatic event. PTSD is most commonly known about veterans. As we want to celebrate and honor our veterans, we also want to educate that PTSD can and does affect everyone. Other people that are affected are sexual assault survivors, physical assault survivors, domestic or childhood abuse, car accidents, or other dangerous events.
From the beginning of November until Thanksgiving Break, AMM will share articles, resources, have discussions, guest speakers, and more about PTSD. AMM is also asking you to contribute to this by suggesting guest speakers, Ted Talks, and/or sharing your own story and experience with PTSD throughout the month of November. To do so, please fill out our form (CLICK HERE).
Veteran’s Day – November 11th, 2016
Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor those that have served and fought for our country. The Colorado School of Mines has a couple events leading up to and on Veteran’s Day to honor these great men and woman.
Mines Veteran Honors Game – Saturday, Nov. 5th
- Mines Football vs. Adams State, free admission to all Veteran’s
- Halftime honors, presentation of the flag, recognition, and more.
Flag Raising Ceremony – Friday, Nov. 11th
- Ceremony begins @ 7:40am on East side of Guggenheim.
There are several organizations whose missions are to help support, celebrate, and remember veterans dealing with PTSD and other mental disorders. Below are a few different organizations to check out: