PTSD Awareness Month 2022
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a mental health issue that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. June is PTSD Awareness Month. Help us spread the word that effective PTSD treatments are available. Everyone with PTSD needs to know that treatment can lead to a better quality of life.
This page includes resources developed by our Network and other national organizations on treating trauma and PTSD.
American Psychological Association (APA) | The APA includes a list of professional organizations whose members specialize in trauma-specific treatments, along with fact sheets providers can share with clients.
How to Manage Trauma | This handout from the National Council for Mental Wellbeing (formerly the National Council for Behavioral Health) provides an easy-to-ready overview of trauma, its symptoms, and helpful coping strategies.
National Center for PTSD | The National Center for PTSD provides mobile apps, videos, printed materials and online tools to educate and assist veterans, the general public, and professionals about PTSD.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is a unique network of of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S.
National Institute of Mental Health | The NIMH offers free brochures and shareable resources, including how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters and other traumatic events.
Service Members, Veterans, and their Families Technical Assistance (SMVF TA) Center | SAMHSA’s SMVF TA Center serves as a national resource to support states, territories, and local communities in strengthening their capacity to address the behavioral health needs of military and veteran families.