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PTSD: National Center for PTSD

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“It's good to get the help as soon as you feel like you do need it because PTSD can lead to a lot of life problems.”

Dr. Rebecca Liu

Clinical Psychologist

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Trauma has an impact on individuals and on society that goes beyond PTSD. Learn about reactions to trauma like acute stress disorder and self-harm, as well as social issues involving trauma and work, community, and the criminal justice system.

  • Acute Stress Disorder
    Discusses ASD, including who is at risk, how is it treated, and how is it related to PTSD.
  • Self-Harm and Trauma
    When people harm their own bodies on purpose, it is referred to as self-harm. Learn about how common self-harm is, who engages in it, and treatments for the behavior.
  • PTSD, Work, and Your Community
    People often attach stigma---the idea that something is shameful---to PTSD. This can how affect Veterans and others with PTSD are treated in the community, at work, and even at home. But there are strategies to fight stigma.
  • Information for Employers about Veterans
    Gives information for employers about Veterans and Servicemembers in the National Guard and Reserves. Explains the transition to civilian work and rights of returning Veterans.
  • Veterans with PTSD in the Justice System
    Describes programs that address the mental health treatment needs of Veterans who come into contact with the criminal justice system.

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