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The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is the most authoritative source of information on PTSD, with over a hundred fact sheets and a wealth of published articles,videos and information for researchers and clinicians.
Gateway to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Information Four national and international organizations are here to help, with articles, references, web-links, mini-courses, 800 phone access and e-mail pen-pal resources.
Gift from Within - PTSD Resource Gift from Within is a non-profit organization dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. It provides information for survivors and caregivers.
PTSD Support A website maintained by a combat wounded Vietnam Era Veteran with a 100% service connected disability. He also has a wealth of information and help for all veterans.
Mental Health Self-Assessment Program Military life, especially deployments or mobilizations, can present challenges to service members and their families that are both unique and difficult. Some are manageable, some are not. Many times we can successfully deal with them on our own. In some instances matters get worse and one problem can trigger other more serious issues. At such times it is wise to check things out and see what is really happening. That’s the purpose of these totally anonymous and voluntary self-assessments. These questions are designed so you can review your situation with regard to some of the more common mental health issues. The screening will not provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see a professional. But, it will tell you whether or not you have symptoms that are consistent with a condition or concern that would benefit from further evaluation or treatment. It will also give you guidance as to where you might seek assistance.
Vet Wives Living With PTSD a support site for wives and significant others living with PTSD. I belong. It is a good group full of wisdom and experience and welcomes newcomers.
International Society for Traumatic Studies: Professional Organization of therapists and researchers who work with survivors of all types of trauma. Publish a wonderful pamphlet on recovered memories. Also the Journal of Traumatic Stress. Membership list can be searched by state and city if you are looking for help.
The Sidran Foundation: A national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy and research related to the early recognition and treatment of trauma-related stress in children and the understanding and treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders. They also publish great books!
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages: Focused on emotional trauma and PTSD following individual and mass traumas. New info about once a month. Written for professionals, it has a lot of interesting information.
Emily Donut Dolly: Intensely moving poetry which enlightened me about what it was like to be a Donut Dolly in Vietnam. To think I thought they were safe.
National Center for PTSD : Research and education on PTSD; includes the PILOTS Database, an electronic index to PTSD literature
National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization: An organization of diverse individuals committed through research, education, advocacy and activism to the prevention, treatment, and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men
A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D. Absolutely wonderful. Everyone should have a copy.
National Conference of Viet Nam Veteran Ministers: A group comprised of over 50 Vietnam veterans who are also ordained ministers or full time religious workers. Spiritual healing. Not trying to raise the body count for any particular spiritual path.
National Center for Victims of Crime : Provides services and resources to crime victims and advocates for laws that secure victims' rights
The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists: An international organization offering three distinct certifications to individuals providing support, education, intervention and treatment in the field of traumatic stress
Grief Denied: In this direct and powerful memoir, Pauline Laurent relates how the grief she sup-pressed for more than 20 years after her husband was killed in Vietnam surfaced in the months leading up to her daughter's wedding, finally pushing her to explore her grief and recover. You can buy the book on her site.
Reflections Between the Lines: Jan Goff-LaFontaine's Vietnam veteran husband got PTSD after the Loma Prieta earthquake. She didn't understand so she started talking to other vets, and to quote her, "My heart opened, and I knew these were stories that had to be heard by others. I wanted these experiences to be in a book so that everyone could know the struggles, the courage, and the triumphs of Vietnam vets, and realize the personal toll of war." Me, too. A great book. Link to amazon.com.
Gift from Within: Organization dedicated to helping trauma survivors. The website has very healing articles, the Survivor's Psalm, a unique penpal service for trauma survivors, sells videos including Recovering from Traumatic Events: The Healing Process, a poetry and art gallery, a list of groups, success stories by survivors.
Home Before Morning: Lynda Van Devanter's fantastic book about war, PTSD and recovery re-published with a new introduction by the author. In my opinion this is one of the best and bravest books to come out about Vietnam or any war. It is beautifully written, harrowing and uplifting. I have two copies so I can loan it without losing it. Glad to see it back in print.
Traumatic Incident Reduction is a a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple and highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative effects of past traumas.