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File #: Res 0747-2015    Version: Name: Recognizing this and every June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in NYC.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Veterans
On agenda: 6/10/2015
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution recognizing this and every June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in New York City
Sponsors: Eric A. Ulrich, Andrew Cohen, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent J. Gentile, Corey D. Johnson, Peter A. Koo, Donovan J. Richards, Ruben Wills, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ben Kallos
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Attachments: 1. June 10, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 2. Res. No. 747 - 6/10/15, 3. Committee Report 6/16/15, 4. Hearing Testimony 6/16/15, 5. Hearing Transcript 6/16/15, 6. Committee Report 6/26/15, 7. Hearing Transcript 6/26/15, 8. June 26, 2015 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript of the Stated Meeting - June 26, 2015, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 10, 2015, 11. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - Recessed Meeting of June 10, 2015 held on June 26, 2015, 12. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 26, 2015
Date Ver.Prime SponsorAction ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsMultimedia
6/26/2015AEric A. Ulrich City Council Approved, by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/26/2015AEric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/16/2015*Eric A. Ulrich Committee on Veterans Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/10/2015*Eric A. Ulrich City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
Res. No. 747-A
 
 
Resolution recognizing this and every June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in New York City
 
 
By Council Members Ulrich, Cohen, Eugene, Gentile, Johnson, Koo, Richards, Wills, Rosenthal and Kallos
 
      Whereas, In 2010 and every year since, the United States Congress has designated June 27th as PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) Awareness Day; and
Whereas, The National Center for PTSD has designated June as PTSD Awareness Month;
Whereas, According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the purpose of PTSD Awareness Day is to raise public awareness of PTSD and effective treatments to help people affected by PTSD; and
Whereas, According to studies by the Rand Institute, at least 20% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans suffer from PTSD and/or depression; and
Whereas, According to the Rand Institute, PTSD  can have far-reaching and damaging consequences if left untreated and put those afflicted at higher risks for other psychological problems, homelessness and suicide; and
Whereas, According to the Rand Institute, people afflicted with PTSD have higher rates of unhealthy behaviors that can impair relationships, disrupt marriages, aggravate the difficulties of parenting, and cause problems in children that may extend the consequences of combat trauma across generations; and
Whereas, According to the Rand Institute, the symptoms of PTSD often do not appear for months or years after military deployment, thus many veterans go undiagnosed for long periods of time; and
Whereas, According to the Rand Institute, 50% of those with PTSD do not seek treatment and only half of those get adequate treatment; and
Whereas, According to the National Center for PTSD, women in the military are increasingly likely to develop PTSD because a growing number of them are being exposed to combat and are at higher risk of sexual assault than men; and
Whereas, According to the National Center for PTSD, greater public awareness of PTSD will reduce social stigma and encourage many veterans and others to seek the treatment they need; and
Whereas, Many other localities throughout the nation designate various days in June and the month itself for PTSD awareness,
Whereas, According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 200,000 veterans reside in New York City; and
Whereas, The City Council is greatly concerned with the health of all New York Yorkers who suffer from PTSD, including veterans, therefore, be it
Resolved, The Council of the City of New York recognizes this and every June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month in New York City.
KJR/ENB
LS 4221
6/10/2015 5:33 PM