Office of Christian Care and Counseling

For the month of June, we are highlighting two important issues: Men’s Health and PTSD Awareness

MEN’S HEALTH MONTH

Men’s Health month is internationally recognized and aims to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level and develop policies that positively impact the specific needs of men, boys, and their families.

In the United States, Men’s Health Week is celebrated annually during the week ending on Father’s Day. 

On Friday June 18, 2021, we invite you to wear blue in honor of men’s health and join us at 7p for a special presentation on our You Tube Page:

Mental Health & The Sacred Sanctuary: Managing the Myths of Mental Health & Men
Special Guest: Mr. Jorge Wallace, LPC

PTSD

PTSD- most of us are familiar with them, however, we may not recall what they stand for.  Often associated with veterans, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder develops in people of all ages as a continuing problem after experiencing a traumatic, shocking, scary and/or dangerous event.  Persons diagnosed with PTSD may feel stressed or frightened even when they are not in danger. 

The symptoms vary, last longer than a month and take a toll on and interfere with work and relationships.  The recovery time also varies.  A licensed therapist can provide an accurate diagnosis and therapeutic plan to help overcome the condition. 

The National Center for PTSD reports the following statistics based on the U.S. population:

  • About 7 or 8 out of every 100 people (or 7-8% of the population) will have PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • About 8 million adults have PTSD during a given year. This is only a small portion of those who have gone through a trauma.
  • About 10 of every 100 women (or 10%) develop PTSD sometime in their lives compared with about 4 of every 100 men (or 4%).

Stay tuned for a special presentation during November in support of National Family Caregivers Month from ASBC’s AGAPE ministry. For further questions email agape@alfredstreet.org

Know that we are praying for you and are here to support in any way we can.
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NOTE: due to an overwhelming response, counseling requests are being wait-listed and answered in order received.  Contacting your insurance provider, employer provided employee assistance program team or EAP team or larger platforms like Better Help or Thrive works may be a better option for an immediate request.