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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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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.

Treatment Engagement

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

  • Using the PTSD Treatment Decision Aid with Your Patients
    Learn how to use this online decision aid to help your patients make informed decisions about their PTSD treatment.
  • Using AboutFace: Real PTSD Stories
    Find out how to use the AboutFace online video gallery with your patients.
  • PTSD Coach Online: Self-Help and Coping for Clients
    Share this web-based self-help resource to supplement treatment or reinforce skill development post-treatment.
  • 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
      Share this web-based self-help resource to supplement treatment or reinforce skill development post-treatment.
    • Whiteboard videos
      Video animations on a variety of PTSD topics to help you learn about posttraumatic stress disorder.
    • Help with Addiction for You and Your Family - CRAFT SUD
      Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT) Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a web-based course for family members of Veterans working to manage SUD. This self-paced course teaches you about addiction and offers skills to encourage and support a loved one and help you take care of yourself.
    • 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.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health