Veterans Administration – Hand Drawn Whiteboard Videos – PTSD PSA
When most people think of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD, they think of combat military Veterans – brave men and women who have served in our armed forces. But did you also know that PTSD affects nearly 8 million OTHER people per year? Men and women of all ages.
PTSD can occur after you’ve been through any kind of trauma – accidents, personal injury, a witness to disaster or violent crime, and victims of physical or sexual assault – PTSD can impact you as well as those you love.
The National Center for PTSD approached Rip Media about creating a series of videos on PTSD, to include information on evidence-based treatments and medications for PTSD.
First step was to gather as much information on this very important topic in order to write a compelling script.
Next, we determined that using a high-end hand drawn style to the art would enhance the relatability and engagement for an audience potentially intimidated by the subject.
From there, we took the art and created hand drawn animation that told the story in a calming, reassuring with photo-real art light splashes of color.
In the end, the client was very happy with the way we addressed and presented a very real problem, and Rip Media Group was able to continue helping them with their video series needs.
If you feel that you may be experiencing PTSD, please contact the National Center for PTSD today at ptsd.va.gov.
Or, if you are ever worried about harming yourself or someone else, call the Veterans’ Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, *press 1*, or the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 for those who aren’t military. They provide free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.