The mission of ItsPTSI.com is to facilitate a change to the label of post-traumatic stress from “PTSD” to “PTSI,” by lobbying medical organizations (like the American Psychiatric Association) and governing bodies (local, state, federal) — to officially recognize the condition as an “injury.”
Success of this mission, as defined above, will hasten societal shift as part of a cascading effect, exponentially improving the lives of PTS survivors everywhere. As the movement for change grows, this website hopes to help consolidate the (currently) disparate initiatives around the country — and the world — that are already working to effect a shift from “disorder” to “injury,” while providing a de facto clearinghouse of PTSI-relevant information and organizing functions.
Realization of this campaign to change the label to PTSI is an important step, but not the only factor that will help erase stigma and lead to making effective treatment available to all who need it. If/when success is achieved at changing how the diagnosis is officially understood and labeled, that may eventually influence — directly or indirectly — the acceptance within the healthcare system (regarding insurance coverage, etc.), but we’ll refrain from addressing that, for now.