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BC Place lights up teal in advance of PTSD Awareness Day

June 26th, 2021

BC Place will light up teal tonight in advance of PTSD Awareness Day on Sunday, June 27th.

PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that can appear following a traumatic event in one’s life. It can affect victims or witnesses of distressful occurrences such as natural disasters, crimes, or major accidents.

PTSD is more prevalent among individuals in occupations with increased exposure to these types of events, such as first responders and armed forces personnel. The unique workplace stress for first responders can lead to Operational Stress Injuries as well, which include PTSD. Women, refugees and Aboriginal people are also statistically at higher risk.

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