Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Real Illness
An easy-to-read booklet on posttraumatic stress disorder created by the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH). It explains what PTSD is, when it starts, how long it lasts and how to get help. There is also a self-test.
Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute
The Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute offers extensive information online about PTSD, geographic lists of therapists with experience treating people with PTSD and books, articles and referrals to support groups. They also have information about self-injury. The free help desk service is useful for locating trauma resources in your area.
What is PTSD?
This fact sheet from the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (NCPTSD) is part of a larger educational resource for veterans, mental health practitioners, researchers and the general public.
Department of Veterans' Affairs Center for Women Veterans
The Department of Veterans' Affairs Center for Women Veterans provides information on health care, benefits, sexual trauma and readjustment counseling.
Women Veterans of America
Women Veterans of America is an advocacy organization founded by, and run for, women veterans.
MilitaryWoman.org is an online meeting place for military women to exchange information and provide information to women contemplating military service.
American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too!
American Women in Uniform, Veterans Too! is a resouce page dedicated to women in the miltary, created and maintained by Captain Barbara A. Wilson, USAF (Ret).
NAMI Information on Bipolar Disorder
NAMI information on bipolar disorder.
NAMI Information on Schizophrenia
NAMI information on schizophrenia.
VA Women's Mental Health Center
The VA Women's Mental Health Center was created in recognition of women veterans and their right for gender-sensitive, high quality mental health care.
NAMI Information on Depression
NAMI information on depression.
NAMI Information on Dual Diagnosis and Treatment
NAMI information on dual diagnosis and treatment.
NAMI Information on Mental Illness
NAMI information on mental illness.
NAMI Information on Schizoaffective Disorder
NAMI information on schizoaffective disorder.
NAMI Information on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
NAMI information on obsessive-compulsive disorder.
NAMI Information on Borderline Personality Disorder
NAMI information on borderline personality disorder.
NAMI Connection is a recovery support group program for adults living with mental illness that is expanding in communities throughout the country. These groups provide a place that offers respect, understanding, encouragement, and hope.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Veterans Resources
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Veterans Resources page has information for returning veterans and their families. They also offer a toll-free number, 1-800-273-TALK.
The Department of Defense's Mental Health Self-Assessment Program
The Department of Defense's Mental Health Self-Assessment Program is an anonymous self-help screening program for military members and their families.
The Soldiers Project
The Soldiers Project offers free counseling to soldiers of the current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The project is based in southern California and Chicago.