Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Disability/Illness Description:

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), is a psychiatric disorder than can occur following the experience or witnessing of an emotionally traumatic experience or life-threatening event. Sufferers of PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping and results in significantly impairing the person’s daily life.


Disaster Distress Helpline 800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

NAMI of Massachusetts
400 West Cummings Park, Suite 6650
Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: 781-938-4048
Information: 800-370-9085

Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts / Veteran’s Hotline
Phone: 888-838-1824

Other Information:

Resources for Dealing with Trauma:

Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Sudden Trauma

PTSD ARTICLES on accidents, grief, healing & recovery, police and EMT related ,coping with national tragedy, treatment and veterans PTSD and survivor’s guilt.
National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)
3803 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203
Helpline: 800-950-6264

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists, SOFAROffers free support services to families and friends of those who served.
Phone: 617-266-2611

Department of Veteran’s Services

National Center for PTSD (Program of US Department of Veterans Affairs)

They also offer a fact sheet on Mental Health – PTSD

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers:  Readjustment Counseling Service

Save Initiative: State Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment
24 hour Hotline: 888-844-2838

Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Hotline
Phone: 800-273-TALK x1 0r 800-273-8255 x1

Fact Sheet last updated on: 12/13/2016