Each June, SAMHSA works with National Center for PTSD in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to raise awareness of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD refers to a mental health condition that some people develop after witnessing or experiencing a life-threatening or unusually violent event. Although PTSD is often associated with military combat, it can have many causes, including domestic violence, abuse or neglect, sexual assault, accidental injury or natural disasters.
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Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), a day when we honor the lives and memories of those we have lost due to anti-transgender hatred and violence. The Trans Murder Monitoring Project, which tracks reports of bias-motivated transgender homicides globally, has reported a total of 1,612 known murders of trans people in 62 countries worldwide from 2009-2013. This year, 226 new names will be added to the list of those to be remembered, mourned and honored.