For those of you needing resources on PTSD, I wanted to take a quick second to write a little about the VA’s webpage dedicated to the subject.
Titled “Where to Get Help for PTSD,” the webpage serves as a resource point for vets and family members looking for assistance. Here is some of the information on the site.
The VA has been very proactive about publishing resources for veterans over these past few years. While the website itself can be difficult to navigate, a patient reader can find answers to virtually all benefits related questions.
For more information and for additional resources, click on this url: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/where-to-get-help.asp.
Are you are in crisis? You have options:
- Call 911
- Go to the nearest Emergency Room
- Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Contact the Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255, press 1 (text 838255) or Confidential Veterans Chat with a counselor
Please note that the National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care or individual referrals. We provide information to help you find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD.
PTSD Care for Everyone
- Finding a Therapist
Information, phone numbers and websites to help locate care for PTSD.
- Help for Family and Friends
Learn about resources to help you take care of yourself while supporting someone with PTSD.
PTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and Families
- All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.
- Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD Program Locator to find a PTSD program.
- If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.
- Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center 1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.
- DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.
Call 1-866-966-1020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Military OneSource
Call 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.
- Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care, Benefits, or Claims.