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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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Online Resources

Clergy members generally have more direct opportunities to observe and engage with Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families in the midst of daily living than do mental health care providers. For this reason we provide some useful resources for clergy members to share with Servicemembers, Veterans and their families to help them manage common challenges.

PTSD Information and Support

These resources can help Servicemembers or Veterans learn more about PTSD and effective treatments, as well as how treatment can turn their lives around.

Real Warriors Campaign

The Real Warriors Campaign is an initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning Servicemembers, Veterans and their families. The Real Warriors Campaign combats the stigma associated with seeking psychological health care and treatment and encourages Servicemembers to increase their awareness and use of these resources. In addition, DCoE established the DCoE Outreach Center, a 24/7 call center staffed by health resource consultants to provide confidential answers, tools, tips and resources about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. The Outreach Center can be reached toll-free at 866-966-1020 or via e-mail at resources@dcoeoutreach.org.

AboutFace

AboutFace is a video gallery of Veterans talking about PTSD and how treatment has turned their lives around. In brief clips, Veterans talk about such topics as why they didn't get treatment immediately, the impact of PTSD on their families, and what treatment was like. Longer segments document Veterans' treatment journeys. The site also includes interviews with family members and clinicians.

Whiteboard Videos: PTSD and Effective Treatments

This series of five animated "whiteboard" videos explain PTSD and describe effective treatments. The videos are short and easily shared via email.

Make the Connection

This website is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives. Information specific to PTSD is available.

Stress Management

These resources can help Servicemembers, Veterans, and their families deal with stress symptoms through self-help exercises, tips, and links to resources.

PTSD Coach mobile app

PTSD Coach mobile app offers self-help strategies to manage PTSD symptoms and quick access to support resources.

PTSD Coach Online

PTSD Coach Online is for anyone who needs help with upsetting feelings. PTSD Coach Online can help you look at "big picture" issues - like understanding your values and goals or problem solving. Inspired by the PTSD Coach app, PTSD Coach Online is used on a computer so it is able to incorporate video content and tools that involve writing.

PTSD Family Coach mobile app

PTSD Family Coach mobile app provides support for concerned family members of those with PTSD. Users can learn about PTSD, tips for self-care, and strategies for managing relationships with loved ones.

Moving Forward online course and mobile app

Moving Forward online course and mobile app includes tools to teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress. Moving Forward is especially helpful in managing challenges such as: returning to civilian life, balancing school and family life, financial difficulties, relationship problems, difficult career decisions, and coping with physical injuries.

VA Patient Centered Care

VA Patient Centered Care offers multimedia resources to learn more about the positive impact of patient centered care, including instructional videos on mindfulness and meditation.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
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ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health

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