AddictionCenter.com‘s Drug Rehab Web Guide – Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder caused by witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. Those experiencing PTSD might turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate feelings of fear, anxiety and stress. PTSD changes brain chemistry in much the same way substance abuse and addiction do. Often, these disorders form at the same time and feed off one another. The same trauma that caused PTSD can also trigger a substance use disorder. For immediate treatment help call: (855) 683-3766.
American Psychological Association– The APA is the professional organization for psychologists in the U.S. For a broad overview of the issues surrounding the practice of psychology, this is a great place to start. Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies– The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment. Their website provides evidenced-based educational resources for clinicians.
Behavioral Health Information Network – The Behavioral Health Information Network (BHIN) is a web-based clearinghouse for the latest information and tools for Marines, families and professionals on prevention and other resources concerning behavioral health.
Center for Deployment Psychology – The Center for Deployment Psychology (CDP) trains military and civilian behavioral health professionals to provide high-quality deployment-related behavioral health services to military personnel and their families.
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress – The Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) is one of the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded, academic-based organizations dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership and methodologies.
Combat Operational Stress Control – The Combat Operational Stress Control (COSC) website provides resources for Marine leaders, chaplains, mental health professionals, medical providers, service members, veterans, family members, and their advocates.
Defense Centers of Excellence- 866-966-1020, Trained, professional health resource consultants with expertise in psychological health and traumatic brain injury
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury – DCoE assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health (PH) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families.
Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC)– The Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) provides clinical care, conducts clinical research, and develops educational programs for Active Duty military Service members, beneficiaries, and Veterans with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Their website has information regarding TBI for Service members, Veterans, families, and health providers. Deployment Health Clinical Center– Deployment Health Clinical Center provides educational resources for clinicians, Service members, Veterans, and their families.
DSTRESS – From the everyday stressors of life to the stressors related to combat, stress can affect even the strongest Marine. The DSTRESS Line was developed by the Corps to provide professional, anonymous counseling for Marines, attached Sailors, and families when it’s needed most. Visit the website now to find out how to call one of your own.
Give An Hour – Non-profit, national pro-bono mental health services to US military personnel and their families affected by Iraq/Afghanistan service.
Headstrong: Healing the Wounds of War – Getting help shouldn’t be difficult. At Headstrong, we offer completely free and confidential treatment for post 9/11 veterans in the New York City area, Southern California, Houston, Chicago, and the Washington D.C. area. Our program was created by leading experts of trauma therapy at Weill Cornell Medicine and you will work with world class clinicians of trauma therapy to develop treatment that is designed specifically for you.
Heroes and Healthy Families– The Heroes and Healthy Families program has a nine-year history of successfully educating those in the community about the dynamics of family violence, child abuse, healthy relationships, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.
Intergenerational PTSD Project– Information about war-related Intergenerational ptsd
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies– The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) is an international professional membership organization that provides a platform for professionals to exchange knowledge and expertise regarding the effects of trauma.
Mehadi Foundation-Assistance with PTSD– Support network for veterans with PTSD, addictions, and other psychological issues.
Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control – The Naval Center for Combat & Operational Stress Control (NCCOSC) is dedicated to the mental health and well-being of Navy and Marine Corps service members and their families. The major focus of the Center is to promote resilience and to investigate and implement the best practices in the diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder– Contains detailed information about PTSD, including treatment modalities, general resource information, publications, research and contact information.
National Institute of Mental Health– The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) promotes understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through clinical research. Their website provides a comprehensive overview of various mental illnesses. National Intrepid Center of Excellence– The National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) is dedicated to research, diagnosis, and treatment of military Service members suffering from Psychological Health issues and mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
PTSD Healing– Helpful, comprehensible information re: PTSD written by the daughter of a veteran
Quality of Life Plus– Was created to foster and generate innovations to aid and improve the quality of life for those injured in the line of duty. We accept challenges from wounded active-duty and retired military veterans, members of the intelligence and law enforcement communities, first responders and other public servants injured in the line of duty. These challenges become projects at our state-of-the-art QL+ Laboratory, located at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California. By harnessing the exceptional creative and engineering skills of students and faculty at Cal Poly, QL+ succeeds in developing innovative solutions that help our nation’s heroes to live, to work and to play.
Social Security and Disability Resource Center– The Social Security and Disability Resource Center website (www.ssdrc.com) explains what benefits are available, how to apply, and also provides answers to many questions that veterans typically have, but often have trouble finding answers to.
Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors – 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. TAPS model of peer-based emotional support between survivors extends to Iraq, bringing both Iraqi widows together for healing, as well as American and Iraqi families who both have suffered a loss.
Warrior Gateway – The Warrior Gateway Program is designed to promote easier reintegration into home communities. It establishes a single capability that serves as a trusted and reliable resource for the military community to quickly locate service organizations that satisfy their needs, identify academic programs they are interested in and easily find employers seeking their valuable skills, while enabling improvements in the service provider sector through metrics and collaboration. This program is free to the military community.
Women Veterans Health Program– Provides full range of medical and mental health services for women veterans
Wounded Warrior Regiment – The Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment provides and facilitates non-medical care to combat and non-combat Wounded, Ill, and Injured (WII) Marines, and Sailors attached to or in direct support of Marine units, and their family members in order to assist them as they return to duty or transition to civilian life. The WWR assists active, reserve and veteran Marines. The Regimental Headquarters element, located in Quantico, VA, commands the operations of two Wounded Warrior Battalions located at Camp Pendleton, California and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and multiple detachments in locations around the globe.
Veterans Crisis Line (formerly the Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline)- The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential service available 24/7/365 for Veterans, Service Members, and their loved ones even if they are not registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs or enrolled in VA healthcare. Veterans, Service Members, and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1.
Veterans Affairs’ National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder– The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs center for research, education, and treatment of PTSD.
Yellow Ribbon Program – The Yellow Ribbon program is a DOD wide effort to support National Guard and Reserve Service Members and Families with information on benefits and referrals before, during, and after deployements.
MFSO Spouse Chapter information and resources on PTSD
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – For Crisis Intervention 1-800-273-TALK