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Self-Help and Treatment

This page provides web resources to assist in self-care, coping and treatment following trauma.

  • ABCT Find a Therapist ServiceLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    The Association for Advancement of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT, formerly AABT) maintains a database of therapists.
  • ADAA Finding HelpLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) provides resources for support, and tips for helping friends and relatives. (240) 485-1001.
  • afterdeployment websiteLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
  • Alcoholics AnonymousLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 PagesLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 WithinLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 HourLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 PamphletsLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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
    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 LifelineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 NetworkLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 HelplineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 ParentsLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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, ChangesLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed for military families and their young children to share.
  • SIDRAN Institute Help DeskLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 LineLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    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 PageLink will take you outside the VA website. VA is not responsible for the content of the linked site.
    WebMD offers medical news, features, reference material, and online community programs.
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