Our Go-To Resources for PTSD

June is PTSD Awareness month - so what is PTSD? It’s a condition in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. But experiencing PTSD is never as simple as that. We look to these organizations, our trusted resources, on the topic of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in kids, teens, and families to learn more:

Wounded Warrior Project

WWP is committed to helping those living with PTSD. WWP has resources on the mental health issues surrounding women in the military with the Women Warrior Initiative. They have great connection programs for families, veterans, and warriors to reach out and speak to someone who can help them progress physically and mentally, as well as help them with life after the military. Their resource center focuses on human connection and finding solutions with options to get involved and donate to help others.

Psych armor

Psych Armor provides webinar and video services to help those who may have trouble understanding how to interact and act as support for those who have served in the military. “Education is the most effective way to initiate conversations and empowers us to collectively support service members, Veterans, and their families so they can thrive in their real life and online communities.” They even have a section dedicated to families who need help discussing trauma with their kids. And their “Invisible Wounds at Home” series is a terrific visual resource for those struggling. All of these lessons and webinars are completely free.

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