Whether or not you are personally involved in a traumatic event, you may come in contact with someone who has experienced trauma or who has PTSD.
Sometimes traumatic events affect an entire community all at once, such as a natural disaster. At other times, trauma affects people less directly. For example, you may live near or work with a person who experienced a traumatic event. Or, you may be exposed to trauma through the media. Below read about how various community members can help with recovery.
The National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care, individual referrals or benefits information.
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Last updated October 31, 2013