We’re right in the middle of PTSD Awareness Month, so it’s a good time to take a look at some of the resources from VA at your disposal.
The National Center for PTSD has put together a video series exploring the different aspects and consequences of post-traumatic stress. In the first series, How I knew I had PTSD, a Veteran explains how he came to understand the issues he was having. You’ll find links to PTSD symptoms, a trauma symptom checklist, and more information about the PTSD Coach mobile app.
In the second series, My family suffered, a female Veteran explores how her isolated behavior affected her loved ones. Go to the link to learn more about how PTSD can affect your family, tips on how couples can cope with mental health challenges, and more.
For the rest of the month, the page will be updated with more stories and resources, so check back often. If you’re in crisis and need help immediately, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, or text 838255. It’s also a good idea to put that number into your phone now to have just in case.