PTSD Awareness Day

June 27, 2023

3 in 4 Australians will experience an event that can cause psychological trauma in their lives. This means that most people would know someone who is affected, or needs help with accessing mental health support.

PTSD is second to depression as one of the most common mental health conditions affecting around 5-10% of Australians.

Here at KI Medical Clinic we want to reaffirm that our providers and staff are here to help, and part of that is acknowledgement of PTSD Awareness Day. The movement was initiated in the USA but we believe the message it brings is relevant everywhere.

Raising awareness is important because the more we know about PTSD and how to treat it, the more those affected – and their loved ones – will know they aren’t alone, and help is available. 

We want to help remove some of the stigma around seeking services, providing support and gaining understanding.

If you, or someone you know needs to talk to someone please reach out to us on 8553 2037. Mental Health Care Treatment Plans can be offered with any of our GP Providers. Please ask for an extended consult if you are booking in for one.

locally you can visit the Cook Centre next to the KI Health Service, and speak to the Mental Health team on (08) 8553 4231 during open hours.

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger call 000, or

For crisis care please call the Country Mental Health Triage on 13 14 65 for 24 hour support 7 days a week.

Other links:

https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/ptsd-awareness-day/

https://www.headtohealth.gov.au/about-us (National Mental Health Website)

https://headspace.org.au/ (for ages 12-25 years)

BeyondBlue 1300 224 636

LifeLine 13 11 14

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In an emergency, please dial 000.

The Kangaroo Island Medical Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 8:45 am to 4:45 pm. If you need urgent care outside of these hours, please contact the KI Health Service (hospital) by phone on 08 8553 4200. The Health Service is located at Corner Wheelton Street and The Esplanade, Kingscote SA 5223. At the KI Health Service you will be triaged by the RN and the on-call doctor will be called in if necessary.