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PTSD: National Center for PTSD


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Veterans Crisis Line

New Number, Same Support

The Veterans Crisis Line has a new number: 988 (press 1). Just dial 988 to reach 24/7 confidential crisis support for Veterans and their loved ones.

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Symptoms of PTSD

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If you’ve experienced a trauma, avoiding things that remind you of the traumatic event may be a sign of PTSD. Learn to recognize the symptoms.

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We are the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.

PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.


Sign up now for new research, education, and treatment related to PTSD.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health