PTSD: National Center for PTSD
Self-Help and Treatment
Self-Help and Treatment
This page provides web resources to assist in self-care, coping and treatment following trauma.
ABCT Find a Therapist Service
The Association for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT, formerly AABT) maintains a database of therapists.
ADAA Finding Help
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides resources for support, and tips for helping friends and relatives. (240) 485-1001.
A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
A link to the most popular US organization for recovery from alcoholism. Provides information about AA support groups around the US.
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages
Research-related trauma resources on the Internet that can be read, joined or searched: online databases, a workshop calendar, professional organizations, email discussion lists, and information about effective trauma treatment approaches.
Gift From Within
A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer from PTSD, those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Includes essays, articles, poetry and art, meditations, Q&A on PTSD, podcasts, book reviews, and more.
- Give an Hour
A nonprofit group providing free mental health services to US military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- ISTSS Public Education Pamphlets
Fact sheets and pamphlets on trauma-related issues. Available in English, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish.
MedlinePlus PTSD Information Page
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the US National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
My HealtheVet is the VHA Health Portal created for you, the Veteran, and your family, as well as for VA employees. This new health portal will enable you to access health information, tools, and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), a free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, helps victims, and attempts to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. This website contains statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, and news.
- Safe Helpline
Safe Helpline provides confidential one-on-one assistance for victims of military sexual trauma, rape, or domestic violence. Call or text the Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 to talk with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SAMHSA's Publications and Resources on Trauma and Violence
From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) website. SAMHSA is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
SAMHSA's Behavioral Health Treatments and Services
Mental health-related information, including a locator to find a treatment provider (or call 1-800-662-4357) and crisis hotline. SAMHSA is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Sesame Street Parents
Advice by Sesameworkshop.org about how to talk with children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.
Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes
A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
SIDRAN Institute Help Desk
A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. SIDRAN offers a referral list of therapists, as well as a fact sheet on how to choose a therapist for PTSD and dissociative disorders. (410) 825-8888.
Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 to be connected to a free, 24-hour hotline for Veterans in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Web MD PTSD Information Page
WebMD offers medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.