How can I get help/support for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

You may wish to consult our website’s Post-Traumatic-Stress Disorder page where you will find information on the condition, current treatments, ways to support recovery, and links to NAMI Discussion Groups that focus on topics related to PTSD.

The following resources may be particularly helpful:

  • The US Department of Veterans Affairs’ National Center for PTSD website provides resources for individuals, family members and providers about combat- and non-combat-related PTSD, including information on understanding PTSD, treatment options, self-help resources, and finding support as a family member. Their website offers resources for finding a treatment provider. Their “Helping a Family Member Who Has PTSD” webpage is also available in Spanish. 
  • The Sidran Institute is an international organization that helps people understand, recover from, and treat traumatic stress (including PTSD), dissociative disorders, and co–occurring conditions such as addiction, self-injury, and suicidality. Their website provides educational information, resources for treatment, support, and self-help, as well as publications about trauma and recovery. 
  • The Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association website EMDR International Association offers a “Find an EMDR Therapist” locator to find clinicians trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, a psychotherapy treatment that helps people recover from trauma and other distressing life experiences, including PTSD. 
  • Int’l Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation provides facts sheets, webinars and other resources on trauma and dissociation, as well as a Find a Therapist/Facility locator. Also available at (202) 803-6332. 
  • America’s VetDogs provides no-cost PTSD service dogs to veterans, active-duty service members, or first responders who are living with disability caused by PTSD. Also available at(866) 838-3647.

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