What is PTSD?
Are you in crisis?
Call 911 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Find a PTSD Provider (For Veterans): https://www.ptsd.va.gov/gethelp/find_therapist.asp
Visit the National Center for PTSD website to learn even more about PTSD and treatment http://www.ptsd.va.gov
Wondering which PTSD treatment is right for you?
Use this PTSD Treatment Decision Aid to learn about and compare treatments.
The VA also offers these online programs ~ support you can access on your own:
- VETCHANGE: www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/change
- Take control of your drinking and learn to manage PTSD symptoms without using alcohol.
- PTSD COACH ONLINE: www.ptsd.va.gov/apps/ptsdcoachonline
- Cope with upsetting thoughts and reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
- ANGER AND IRRITABILITY MANAGEMENT SKILLS (AIMS): www.veterantraining.va.gov/aims
- Manage your anger and develop self-control over your thoughts and actions.
- MOVING FORWARD: www.veterantraining.va.gov/movingforward
- Improve your problem-solving skills to overcome stressful obstacles and meet your goals.
- PARENTING FOR VETERANS AND SERVICEMEMBERS: www.veterantraining.va.gov/parenting
- Strengthen your parenting skills and reconnect with your children.
- PATH TO BETTER SLEEP: www.veterantraining.va.gov/insomnia
- Improve your sleep habits and get more rest.
PTSD: HELP FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
If someone close to you has experienced a traumatic event, it can be hard to know how to support them. If you or your loved one needs help right away:
- Call 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) anytime to talk to a counselor. Press “1” if you are a Veteran. The call is confidential (private) and free.
- Chat online with a counselor anytime at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.
These resources aren’t only for the person who’s struggling. Family, friends, and loved ones can also reach out to get advice, help, and support. And hotlines aren’t just for crisis situations — it’s okay to call or chat if you just need someone to talk to.
Additional resources available for family and friends:
- Read Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Familiesand Friends to learn more about PTSD.
- Download the free mobile app PTSD Family Coach to get tips to help your loved one with PTSD.
- Use the Caregiver Support Program to access training and tools to help you succeed.
- Visit AboutFace to hear stories about PTSD and treatment from Veterans and their loved ones
- Contact VA’s Coaching Into Care program for support in getting your loved one into treatment.
Don't forget, we are here to help! Contact Veterans Services for North Andover and Boxford at 978-688-9525 or email@example.com.