Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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
The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M17
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-580-8541
Information: 800-370-9085
Contact us

Other Information:

Resources for Dealing with Trauma:

National Center for PTSD: Resources for Survivors and the Public Following Sudden Trauma

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) HelpGuide

Strategic Outreach to Families of All Reservists, SOFAR Guide 

Offers free support services to families and friends of those who served.

Department of Veteran’s Services

National Center for PTSD  Program of US Department of Veterans Affairs

Recognize the Signs of PTSD  US Department of Veterans Affairs

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers:  

Transitioning Service Member Programs – US Department of Veterans Affairs

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: 3/21/2023


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