What’s the next step?
If you can relate to the Veterans featured on this site, it’s possible you could have PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatment options that can help you feel better. Getting treatment for PTSD can help you manage your symptoms, build stronger relationships, and do more of the things you care about.
Take a short PTSD self-screen
Take this self-screen, or short questionnaire, to find out if the feelings and behaviors you’re struggling with could be related to PTSD. If you answer “yes” to several of the questions, it’s likely that you have PTSD. Only a mental health provider can confirm if you have PTSD and recommend treatment options for you.
Talk to a mental health provider
If you think you might have PTSD, the next step is to connect with a mental health provider to find out for sure. A provider who knows about PTSD can help you understand your treatment options and what type of treatment will be most helpful for you.
If you already have a mental health provider, make an appointment with them to talk about PTSD treatment options. If you don’t have a provider yet, you can:
- Ask your doctor to help you find a VA mental health provider who specializes in PTSD treatment
- Use this map to find a VA mental health provider in your area. Click on your state or location for a list of VA providers who specialize in PTSD treatment
Some Veterans may choose to seek PTSD treatment outside of VA. Here are some resources to help:
Want to learn more about PTSD treatment before meeting with a provider? Try the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid to get the details and find out which type of treatment might be right for you.
Learn from Veterans who’ve been there
Hear Veterans share their advice for others who may be struggling with PTSD.
SGT Ron Whitcomb
US Army, 1968-1969
“It was hard to admit I needed help, but it was the most courageous thing I ever did.”