US Veteran’s Affairs Websites
U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs: https://www.va.gov/
Mental Health Services: https://www.va.gov/health-care/health-needs-conditions/mental-health/
National Center for PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Identity Theft Prevention: https://www.va.gov/identitytheft/
Center for Minority Veterans: https://www.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials): https://www.cem.va.gov/
Mental Health: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/
Public Health Smoking Program: https://www.mentalhealth.va.gov/quit-tobacco/
National HIV/AIDS Program: https://www.hiv.va.gov/
Homeless Veterans: https://www.va.gov/homeless/
Geriatrics and Extended Care: https://www.va.gov/geriatrics/
Directory of Veterans Service Organizations: https://www.va.gov/vso/
Disability Compensation: https://www.va.gov/disability/
Employment Services: https://www.va.gov/careers-employment/
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
PTSD is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. If symptoms last more than a few months, it may be PTSD. The good news is that there are effective treatments.
It's normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after a traumatic event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months. If it's been longer than a few months and you're still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.
For some people, treatment can get rid of PTSD altogether. For others, it can make symptoms less intense. Treatment also gives you the tools to manage symptoms so they don’t keep you from living your life.
If you need help right away:
Press "1" if you are a Veteran.
Call 911 or visit a local emergency room
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