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The stamp dedication ceremony is free and open to the public. News of the stamp is being shared with the hashtags #HealingPTSDStamp and #semipostalStamps.

Who: Hon. David C. Williams, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Postal Service and Dedicating Official
Koby J. Langley, Senior Vice President, American Red Cross
Chuck Denny, Founder, The American Veteran Foundation
​Dan Miller, Wounded Warriors Project
Donald Tyson, President, Charlotte Chapter, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Dr. Paula Schnurr, Executive Director, National Center for PTSD
Maureen O’Boyle,  News Anchor, WBTV, Charlotte, NC, and Emcee

When:  Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. EST

McGlohon Theater at Spirit Square
345 N. College Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

RSVP: Dedication ceremony attendees to RSVP at usps.com/ptsd.

Background:Tens of millions of Americans will experience PTSD in their lifetimes. Today, the nation is increasingly dedicated to compassionately treating this mental health issue.

Many kinds of trauma can lead people to experience persistent symptoms such as intrusive thoughts, nightmares, and difficulty sleeping. Depression, anxiety, and fear can also occur. Though these symptoms may initially interrupt one’s daily life, for most people they typically dissipate over time. However, if these problems continue for more than a month, PTSD may have developed. Symptoms associated with the disorder often can be broken down into four categories: avoidance, hyperarousal, increased negative beliefs and feelings, and reliving.

The two most common treatments for PTSD are medication and psychotherapy, also known as talk therapy. The disorder cuts across demographic lines, though women are at a greater risk than men. Women are more than twice as likely as men to suffer PTSD at some point in their lives.

Sold at a price of 65 cents per First-Class stamp, the PTSD stamp is a semipostal. The price of a semipostal stamp pays for the First-Class single-piece postage rate in effect at the time of purchase plus an amount to fund causes that have been determined to be in the national public interest. By law, revenue from sales (minus postage and the reasonable reimbursement of costs to the Postal Service) is to be transferred to a selected executive agency or agencies. Net proceeds from this stamp will be distributed to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, which oversees the National Center for PTSD.

Customers may purchase stamps and other philatelic products through The Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724), by mail through USA Philatelic, or at Post Office locations nationwide.
Melbourne, FL - December 8th, 2019 The 2nd Sunday Best One Day Coin, Stamp & Collectible Show will be held at the Azan Shrine Center, 1591 West Eau Gallie Blvd, Melbourne, Florida 32935. Bourse Hours are 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. For additional info, call 321-428-5850.
Kissimmee, FL - December 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2019 
FLOREX, The Florida State Stamp Show will be held at Osceola Heritage Park, Events Center Hall "B", at 901 Chief Osceola Trail, Kissimmee, FL, 34733. Bourse Hours: Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Show theme is World Series of Philately For further info contact 
Mr. Francis Ferguson, Tel: No. 407-493-0956,  
Email: show@florexstampshow.com. Website: florexstampshow.com
Ft. Lauderdale, FL - December, 15th, 2019, Third Sunday Coin & Stamp Show will be held at the Volunteer Park Community Center, 12050 W. Sunrise Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale, Bourse Hours: Sunday 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. For further information contact Mr. Joe Marshall at 954-802-4967 or email at: magikj48@yahoo.com..
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