100 for our 100th?

The heat has hit San Diego, and in honor of the San Diego Branch’s Centennial Year, we are asking members to donate water and socks for at-risk people in the Community.

We need 100 bottles of water and 100 pairs of socks!

Please bring them to any NAACP San Diego Branch meeting or event, or else bring them during office hours to the Jacobs Center, 404 Euclid, and leave them with the receptionist.

Your community will thank you!

PTSD Awareness Day

Army Sgt. Jon Harmon lost both legs after stepping on an improvised explosive device while on a mission in Afghanistan in 2012 . Today he speaks to commands and veterans about his personal struggle with mental health and how he works to overcome it. (U.S. Army photo by Kevin Fleming)

June 27th is Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder Awareness Day.

PTSD is a mental health issue cause by experiencing or witnessing very highly stressful events. It is a treatable condition, and no one should be ashamed of seeking help for it. Symptoms include depression, irritability, and an inability to put those experiences in the past.

Contrary to popular belief, very few people with PTSD are a danger to others, and none of them are beyond help. If you think you may be suffering from going through difficult circumstances, please make your life, and the life of those you love, better by seeking assistance from a physician or other health or mental health professional.

Here are some links that can give you more information, including how to get help:

PTSD Awareness Day – KUSI

PTSD Awareness Day – MilitaryBenefits.info

National Center for PTSD – Veterans Affairs

Everyone who has been through trauma, including those who did it in service to their country, deserves the help they need to live a full and happy life.

Job Opportunities with PCI Global

Job notice received by the Branch. We do not endorse any job opportunity, we only pass along notices we have received. (We can’t but resist commenting that these seem like worthy jobs to do, however.)

Perinatal Health Educator – San Diego, California, United States – Project Concern International

PCI is recruiting Perinatal Educators for its Healthy Start San Diego Program. Healthy Start is a national initiative to improve perinatal family health, and will work with individuals and systems to reduce disparities in San Diego County. &nb…

Program Coordinator/Perinatal Educator – San Diego, California, United States – Project Concern International

PCI is recruiting a Program Coordinator/Perinatal Educator (PC) for its Healthy Start San Diego Program. Healthy Start is a national initiative to improve perinatal family health, and will work with individuals and systems to reduce disparities in…