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PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Veterans Crisis Line

People who know a veteran best may be the first to recognize emotional distress and reach out for support. If you know a veteran who is in crisis, call 1-800-273-8255.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Frequently Asked Questions About PTSD

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

After the Emergency is Over: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Youth

This fact sheet defines post-traumatic stress disorder, lists common symptoms, and provides adults with tips on how to help children and youth who have suffered a traumatic event.

Review Date: April 29, 2012

Emergency Medical Services for Children

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups

An effective support group helps recovery through mutual support and provides updated information about causes and treatment, eliminating some of the myths about anxiety disorders. This page lists support groups by state.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety Disorders

This guide describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping with anxiety.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event

The effects of a disaster, terrorist attack, or other public health emergency can be long-lasting, and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster. This page provides general strategies for promoting mental health and resilience.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Coping with Disaster

This site provides several fact sheets with tips on coping with war, terrorism, and natural disasters.

Review Date: April 18, 2014

Mental Health America

Find a Trauma and Dissociation Therapist

Locate therapists who understand and counsel those affected by trauma and dissociation disorders.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

For Veterans and the General Public - National Center for PTSD

The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) offers support to veterans and their family members. Resources for other trauma survivors is available as well.

Review Date: February 17, 2011

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Helping a Child Manage Fears After a Traumatic Event

Large-scale tragedies such as bombing incidents and school shootings can be extremely disturbing to children, who thrive on predictability and security. This fact sheet discusses some ways to help children cope with fears associated with violent trauma.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Sidran Institute

How to Get Help for Anxiety Disorders

If you have had feelings of fearfulness and uncertainty for over six months, you may have an anxiety disorder. See your doctor. Effective therapies help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

National Resource Directory for Members of the Military, Veterans, and Their Families

This resource for wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, their families offers information on benefits, employment, health, homeless assistance, housing, transportation, and other services.

Review Date: January 28, 2013

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

PTSD Overview

Learn about common reactions to trauma, hear real stories of those who have dealt with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and find help for Veterans and the general public.

Review Date: November 29, 2011

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Screening for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from PTSD, answer these questions, print out the results and share them with your health care professional.

Review Date: March 04, 2011

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events- (PDF)

This brochure provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well others who are helping those affected. Although the focus is on natural disasters, these tips may apply to other traumas students may experience.

Review Date: November 08, 2012

U.S. Department of Education

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: Managing Your Stress- (PDF)

This fact sheet covers things to remember when trying to understand disaster events, signs that adults need stress management assistance, and ways to ease stress.

Review Date: February 05, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Tips for Survivors of a Traumatic Event: What to Expect

This fact sheet offers self-help tips for coping with the aftermath of trauma. It discusses the long-term impact of trauma, including personal uncertainties, family relationship changes, work disruptions, and financial concerns.

Review Date: March 27, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

VA PTSD Program Locator

Search for a specialized Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment program near you. Contact any VA medical center to find a PTSD specialist who provides treatment for Veterans with PTSD. If you are in crisis, dial 911 or 1-800-273-TALK/8255.

Review Date: September 22, 2011

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

What Are Traumatic Memories?

The purpose of this brochure is to clarify the issues concerning traumatic memories of physical and sexual abuse experienced during childhood.

Review Date: January 23, 2013

Sidran Institute

What is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?

This fact sheet provides basic information about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), discusses symptoms and risk factors, and reviews treatment approaches. The fact sheet includes resources for those needing additional information about PTSD.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Sidran Institute

What Is the Real Warriors Campaign? (FAQ)

This multimedia public education campaign is designed to increase awareness among service members of the availability of psychological health and traumatic brain injury resources. The campaign stresses information for families and employers on how to encourage service members to get the help they need.

Review Date: March 28, 2012

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury