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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
June 24, 2020
PASADENA, Calif.— June 24, 2020—This Saturday, June 27, we observe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, and June is also PTSD Awareness Month. According to the American Psychiatric Association, PTSD affects approximately 3.5-percent of U.S. adults, and an estimated one in 11 people will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. Women are twice as likely as men to have PTSD. While many believe the mental health disorder only affects military veterans, many Americans who are not veterans of war also experience nightmares or flashbacks caused by PTSD. Those people often relive traumatic events – such as major accidents, sexual assault or witnessing trauma – which become seared in their memories and can negatively affect their mental health. ... read more »
Teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School Uses His Unique Story To Get Students Talking About Trauma and Creating Solutions to Battle PTSD
May 30, 2019
After a near-fatal attack, Vincent McLeod, a teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School uses his traumatic experience to help students deal with their experiences. Through STEM education he uses his truth to relate to students and help them naturalize post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD). ... read more »
Metro to Hold Veteran Summer Slam Employment Fair on June 29
June 26, 2018
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will hold a Veterans Summer Slam Employment Fair on Friday, June 29 for military veterans but all job seekers are welcome to participate. ... read more »
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