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African PTSD Relief approved to raise funds from four million US federal employees

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24 May 2016

African nations have been ravaged by war, exposing military personnel and civilians to violence and trauma. As a result, one hundred million Africans now suffer the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Research has shown that the practice of Transcendental Meditation can result in large reductions in PTSD symptoms in short periods of time. In a study on Congolese refugees, 90 percent of subjects improved into the 'non-symptomatic' range within 30 days and stayed that way throughout the 135 days of the research.

Once filled with anger, Lindewe now is energetic and full of confidence

Lindiwe Bayana, a South African college student, talks about how Transcendental Meditation (TM) reduced traumatic stress:

Before Transcendental Meditation, my life was complicated and I could not think straight. Everything was heavy. I had dreams but no strength to work on them.
I was angry all of the time, screaming about everything. Stress was my middle name. It was so difficult to cope with pressure and I had low self-esteem.
Fortunately, TM was introduced in my life from the beginning of this school year. TM is a practice of meditation for gaining inner peace, inner rest, silence.
After three months of practicing TM, I found peace within myself. I stopped screaming for no reason when it is unnecessary. The problem of headaches I had had just vanished after I started TM.
Now I am always energetic and full of confidence.
TM has helped me to cope with the stress and now I can work under pressure without any problem.
 TM is helping a lot. If I can tell someone to do anything, I would advise them to do this technique.

African PTSD Relief approved to raise funds from four million US federal employees

The Combined Federal Fund, CFC, is a group of 501C3 corporations in the US who meet strict requirements of integrity and proper business practice and have been approved by the Federal Government to be placed on a list of charities to which the four million US Federal Government Employees are encouraged to donate each year. 

African PTSD Relief is now included in this list. The approval letter states:

''I am pleased to inform you that your organization has been found eligible for inclusion in the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign of National Capital Area (CFCNCA).  Your organization will appear in the print listing of participating organizations and in the online 'Universal Giving' list available to Federal employees throughout the United States and overseas.''

Read April 26 announcement: African PTSD Relief approved to raise funds from four million US Federal Employees

Visit David Lynch Foundation African PTSD Relief

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See related articles:
An innovative solution to Africa's PTSD crisis
PTSD in Africa: How to treat an epidemic of severe stress

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