PTSD

 RESOURCES

Symptoms

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until 3 months to years later, after the event. Some individuals may have symptoms for long periods of time (chronic) where others may have symptoms of PTSD for shorter amounts of time (acute). These signs and symptoms tend to cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to go about normal daily tasks.

 PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person. Hopefully, this diagram will give clarity to the regions of the brain that are impacted by the chronic traumatic events or experiences that someone suffers and causes the individual to have severe behaviors and responses to their environment whether socially, emotionally, behaviorally, physically, etc.


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  • PTSD Diagram Photo
  • Understanding PTSD Treatment Booklet
    This eight-page booklet explains in detail the various ways to treat PTSD effectively and debunks some myths about treatment.
    www.ptsd.va.gov/public/understanding_TX/booklet.pdf
  • National Center for PTSD
    This website provides information, resources, and practical advice for Veterans, their family and friends, and the public when dealing with trauma.
    www.ptsd.va.gov/public/index.asp
  • VA’s PTSD Program Locator
    VA provides world-class health care to eligible Veterans. Most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, although some Veterans must pay modest copays for health care or prescriptions. Explore your eligibility for health care using VA’s Health Benefits Explorer tool and find out more about the treatment options available to you.
    www.va.gov/directory/guide/PTSD.asp
  • Vet Center
    If you are a combat Veteran, you can bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist — many of whom are Veterans themselves — for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA. In addition, any Veteran who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.
    www2.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter_flsh.asp
  • Free Grants for Veterans
    Our website provides comprehensive details on grants for veterans. These grants are given away for free, and they could help low income veterans with bills, mortgage, rent, housing, college, and medications . Please note that grants are only given for veterans who can prove financial difficulties. Apply for multiple grants to ensure your needs are met.
    We offer information on the following :
    (1) grants for rent (2) housing assistance (3) help with bills (4) education grants (5) medical bills grants (6) business grants
  • Free Grants for Felons
  • On our website, ex felons can find financial help with housing, rent, jobs, college payments, debt, medical bills, medications and childcare.