PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Self-Help and Treatment
Self-Help and Treatment
This section provides web links to assist in coping and treatment following trauma. There is information for those who have been through a traumatic experience, as well as information for providers, including clinical practice guidelines.
Clinical Practice Guidelines for Treatment
- VA/DoD Clinical Practice Guidelines for PTSD
VA and DoD jointly developed these guidelines for PTSD.
- Australian Practice Guidelines for ASD and PTSD
Australian Practice Guidelines for ASD and PTSD in a variety of formats.
Clinical Practice Guideline for Acute Stress Disorder and PTSD: APA
American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines are based on available evidence and clinical consensus and offers recommendations to help psychiatrists in assessing and treating adult patients with acute stress disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
- National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) PTSD Guideline
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was formed to create a single excellence-in-practice organization responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of illness.
PTSD Treatment Guidelines: ISTSS
ISTSS Treatment Guidelines for the treatment of PTSD.
Coping and Self-Care Following Trauma
About.com's Trauma Resource Page
A comprehensive listing of information, resources, links, and support groups on a wide array of topics related to trauma, particularly incest and child abuse.
A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
A link to the most popular US organization for recovery from alcoholism. Provides information about AA support groups around the US.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America Self-help Support Groups
Self-help and support groups are a way of empowering people to help themselves, and others, on the path to recovery. Participation in a self-help group can end the painful isolation of suffering alone with a disorder that is disruptive and debilitating.
- Gateway to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
A link to four national and international organizations, here to help you with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access, and e-mail pen-pal resources. Provided by the Dart Foundation.
Gift From Within
A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer from PTSD, those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Includes essays, articles, poetry and art, meditations, Q&A on PTSD, book reviews, and more.
My HealtheVet is the VHA Health Portal created for Veterans and their family, and for VA employees. This new health portal provides health information, tools, and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
The Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Alliance is here to help, not as professionals, but as peers.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, helps victims, and attempts to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. This website contains statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, and news.
- Safe Helpline
Safe Helpline provides confidential one-on-one assistance for victims of military sexual assault, rape, or domestic violence. Call or text the Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 to talk with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Sesame Street Parents
Advice by Sesameworkshop.org about how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.
Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
Links to sleep disorder centers across the US.
Support and Family Education
An 18-session family education progra