What is PTSD?

PTSD is a mental health condition triggered by a terrifying event resulting in psychological trauma. It’s considered an invisible disability. People with PTSD experience depression, severe anxiety, hypervigilance, numbing, avoidance, uncontrollable thoughts, fear of public places, and panic attacks; as a result, they often end up living very secluded lives.

Javelan can assist with PTSD. A recent study conducted by Purdue University showed that persons with PTSD responded well to service dogs. 84% showed improvement when a service dog assisted with their care. JAVELAN will fund training for service dogs to help veterans and first responders manage PTSD symptoms.