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, and ways to support recovery.

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. 
  • Traumatic Stress 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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