PTSD is a serious problem that many of our loved ones face. Help is out there. Check out some of these great organizations.
We have a fantastic podcast about PTSD. Listen and download here.
California Veterans Medicine: Provides cannibus free of charge to California veterans (non-active duty and non-reserve) who have PTSD and disabilities.
Our Before and After: An anonymous blogger discusses her life with her Marine who has PTSD.
Vets Prevail: Peer to peer coaching.
Cohen Veterans Network: The Cohen Veterans Network was created to serve them by providing high-quality, accessible, and integrated mental health care. Through our client-centered, customized outpatient care, we support veterans and their families as they begin their next mission: healthy and happy lives.
Not Alone: provides programs, resources and services to warriors and families impacted by combat stress and PTSD through a confidential and anonymous community.
Hearts of Valor: Spousal support for family members with PTSD.
Healing the Unseen Wound: To provide recently separated combat veterans with a carefully managed program that will help them develop the professional, psychological and inter-personal skills needed to succeed in civilian life. During their period of engagement with us, qualified veterans will receive skills training in recognized civilians trades, opportunities to serve in local and regional service projects, sustained “esprit-de-corps” with their fellow veterans and accredited P.T.S.D./ Trauma support to address their mental health concerns. (please note this website is down for some reason, we may have to remove this link — try it and see if it works for you)
National Center for PTSD: The United States Department of Veterans Affairs. Highly recommended is National Center for PTSD at Menlo Park for inpatient treatment from other veterans.
WeHealVeteransPTSD, Inc: assists veterans and their families experiencing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and other stress-related illnesses, holistically via a highly effective energy science Qigong, (pronounced Chi Gung). WeHealVeteransPTSD.org advocates assistance through charity fund raising in various states as well as through funds and donations made to WeHealVeteransPTSD.org.
Macho Spouse PTSD Video Series: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious battle injury we wanted to know more about, so we found Dr. Nicholas Lind, Co-Owner of Post Trauma Resources (Columbia, SC). In this multi-part series, Dr. Lind defines PTSD, explains the symptoms, shares how and when to seek help, and offers insight into living with someone who struggles with PTS symptoms. This third video offers advice on how a spouse can start the process of helping a loved-one who may be experiencing post traumatic stress symptoms.
PTSD Foundation of America: 1) Bring healing to our military community (Active duty, Reserves and National Guard, veterans, and their families) through pastoral counseling, and peer mentoring, both on an individual basis, and in group settings. 2) Raise awareness of the increasing needs of the military community through public events, media outlets, social media, service organizations, and churches. 3) Networking government agencies, service organizations, churches and private sector businesses into a united “Corps of Compassion”, to bring their combined resources together to meet the needs of the military community on a personal and individual/family level.
Have you considered participating in an Imagery Program? Many say that it helps. Here’s a free one here and ask if you can get a voucher for this program here if you liked the first one.
Read about the makers of the infographic above: USC Social Work