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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Patient Education


Patient Education

We offer a wide variety of materials to help your patients understand what PTSD is and how it is treated, as well as tools for providers on how to engage patients in treatment and enhance the delivery of PTSD care.

You can now order our print materials free from the US Government Publishing Office.

Treatment Engagement

Find out more about the following products and how to use them with your patients.

Mobile and Online Apps, Videos, and Courses

Find out about our self-help courses, apps, and videos to share with patients.

  • Mobile Apps
    Our PTSD-related mobile applications (apps) provide self-help, education and resources. We also have treatment companion apps for people who are in therapy to use with their health care provider to make treatment easier. Includes PTSD Coach and PTSD Family Coach.
  • AboutFace
    An online video gallery that can be used as a teaching tool and resource to share with other providers, students, or clients.
  • PTSD Treatment Decision Aid
    This online tool helps users learn about and compare PTSD treatment options, offering tips on how to work with a provider to decide on a treatment plan.
  • Whiteboard videos
    Video animations on a variety of PTSD topics to help you learn about posttraumatic stress disorder.
  • Help with PTSD for You and Your Family - CRAFT PTSD
    Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a web-based course for family members of Veterans working to manage PTSD. This course teaches family members how to encourage their Veteran to get treatment and support them during care.

Print Materials: Handouts and Brochures

These educational flyers, handouts, brochures and other print materials can be used to help educate patients and family members about PTSD. They can be used by health providers to distribute to patients or by family members to help someone with PTSD.

You can now order our print materials free from the US Government Publishing Office.

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