PTSD Awareness Month

June 2022 National PTSD Awareness Month is observed in June and it ushers in an array of awareness campaigns run for the benefit of PTSD survivors. PTSD, which stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, occurs in people after they have experienced a particularly traumatic event like war, violent physical/sexual/verbal assault, accidents, and so forth. Symptoms includeContinue reading “PTSD Awareness Month”

Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2022 An individual’s mental health, how one thinks, feels and acts, can change over time due to factors like workload, stress and work-life balance. With 1 in 5 American adults experiencing mental illness each year, it is apparent that mental health matters. May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but here at Victra, we believeContinue reading “Mental Health Awareness Month”

Stress Awareness Month

April 2022 Stress Awareness Month has been recognized every April since 1992. Learning to cope with our stress and finding healthy ways to deal with these situations can go a long way in living a healthy and positive life. After all, stress can impact many aspects of your body. Learning to cope with our stressContinue reading “Stress Awareness Month”

Autism Acceptance Month

April 2022 Autism Acceptance Month (previously Autism Awareness Month) aims to celebrate and promote acceptance for the condition that occurs in one in every 54 children as of 2020 in the United States. Autism, a complex developmental condition affecting the patient’s ability to interact, communicate, and progress, has not one but many subtypes. Here atContinue reading “Autism Acceptance Month”

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month is observed in March in the U.S. This class of disabilities can refer to impairments in learning and behavior and impairments in physical and/or intellectual functioning. The campaign seeks to raise awareness about including people with developmental disabilities in all facets of community life. It also creates awareness of theContinue reading “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month”

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities [IDPD]. IDPD is more than just an annual day, but a movement used to break down barriers to inclusion and advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. This annual observance was started in 1992 by the UN General Assembly. It aims to promote the awarenessContinue reading “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. What is Breast cancer? It’s a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the breast. It’s important to remember, cancer affects all humans,Continue reading “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”

National Suicide Prevention Week

While it carries great importance year-round, the 2nd week in September is National Suicide Prevention Week. This annual week-long campaign is a time to raise awareness on this stigmatized and often taboo topic. This week is also used to spread hope and vital information to people affected by suicide. Here at Victra, our goal isContinue reading “National Suicide Prevention Week”