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
The Schrafft Center
529 Main Street, Suite 1M17
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: (617)-580-8541
Fax: (617)-580-8673
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.
Phone: 617-266-2611

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: 4/16/2020