The Ducks Have Been Washed In Dawn, But PTSD Doesn’t Clean Up As Neatly

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in collaboration with the Ad Council today expanded efforts to continue to provide information, support and resources to individuals and families affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
“While the immediate crisis is over, many Gulf Coast residents continue to need support as they work to rebuild their lives after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It is natural for some people to need help over time in dealing with the emotional trauma and distress experienced from such an event and associated losses,” said SAMHSA Administrator Pamela S. Hyde, J.D.
The new television, English and Spanish radio ads and outdoor public service advertisements were created by Grey New York, Clear Channel Creative Services Group and Lamar Advertising through the Ad Council.

Editor’s note: See the ducks washed in Dawn, that I reference in the headline.



About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.