Anita Miranda and her team of warriors created a Partnership Pact-Program that brings awareness of PTSD to the workplace and creates a culture of accountability and compassion between the company, the employees and the PTSD afflicted. Also offering Nana Knows PTSD for families and those specifically affected by traumas leading to PTSD.
Anita Miranda’s (USN Retired, M.Ed.) Founder-President of Miranda’s Creatives, LLC, an approved SDVOSB provider to the amazing ascent from her childhood days as a ward of the court to Founder of Arizona’s Circle of Helping Hands nonprofit organization providing PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome) support to veterans, women, and their children is an incredible story. And now she has developed “PTSD Partner Alliance” to educate Corporate America and Organizations with invaluable tips on how PTSD sufferers affect our communities and our workplace. How so?
PTSD United, http://www.ptsdunited.org/ptsd-statistics-2/, notes PTSD’s socio-economic impact and costs are exorbitant. About $42.3 billion are spent annually to treat this illness including indirect workplace costs, and psychiatric and non-psychiatric medical treatment costs.
Miranda is on America’s mental health crisis. PTSD is becoming as common as the acronym LOL except there is nothing to laugh out loud about. PTSD strikes not only veterans and their families, but also affects responders such as firefighters and police, plus victims of assault and natural disasters. Trauma affects our communities. According to PTSD United, “More than 70% of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives. Of those, about 20% develop PTSD as a result…” That’s why as a first-time bestselling children’s author, Miranda’s book is a significant contribution touching families urgently crying out for help in coping with America’s new yet seasoned mental health epidemic—PTSD.
“We’re simply abled differently,” says this remarkable veteran living with PTSD. “Utilizing “What NOT to Say” and “What is BEST to Say” to someone who is being triggered into a flashback is a step in the right direction,” says Miranda.
Miranda penned her first book to include a workbook; both launched in May 2015. Incredibly, after only two days on Amazon.com, Nana’s Helping Hand with PTSD inspired by Chicken Soup for the Soul (whose lives) are impacted by PTSD catapulted to bestseller status—highlighting the painful prevalence of PTSD for thousands of families, especially with droves of veterans returning from America’s overseas wars and recent diagnosis of PTSD within our community. She also produced the audio and video versions for all type of learners.
Miranda also co-authored two coloring books for adults, Nana Knows PTSD: Coloring Books for Adults with Journal, “Transformation” and “Courage”. Chef Nana Knows PTSD: Easy & Delicious Comfort Food Recipes is also available on Amazon or directly at www.NanaKnowsSeries.
In addition to being a “Best Seller” Author, Miranda has created a simplified yet powerful presentation customized for various teams in Corporations, Organizations, Families and Communities. From a Lunch and Learn to a full day facilitation, PTSD Partner Pact-Program offers:
Join this informative interactive program regarding PTSD & Trauma and learn how to:
- Recognize the top eight symptoms of PTSD.
- Manage employee behaviors who have PTSD.
- Maintain a cohesive team when PTSD is in the mix.
- Know what to expect when a traumatic event happens.
- Educate your team on safety measures with drills and exercises.
Proceeds benefit Circle of Helping Hands, a 501 (c)(3) Arizona charity serving Veterans, Women, Seniors and their Children.