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
Resources for Dealing with Trauma:
- SAMHSA Coping Tips for Traumatic Events and Disasters
- Riverside Trauma Center: Talking with your Children About Traumatic Events (pdf)
- Riverside Trauma Center:Practicing Self-Care After Traumatic Events (pdf)
- National Center for PTSD: Understand PTSD
- 5 Tips on Talking to Children About Scary News – CNN
- Reminders of Trauma – Anniversaries
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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