Please note that the National Center for PTSD does not provide direct clinical care or individual referrals. We provide information to help you find local mental health services and information on trauma and PTSD.
Information on this website is presented for educational purposes only. It is not a substitute for informed medical advice or training. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a mental health problem without consulting a qualified health or mental health care provider.
National Resource Directory
The NRD links to over 10,000 services and resources that support recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration for wounded, ill and injured Service Members, Veterans, their families and those who support them.
United States 211 Information and Referral Systems* Many US States now have a 2-1-1 comprehensive referral phone line. By dialing 211, any state resident is provided with helpful information regarding a variety of state and community services available to them.
Veterans Service Organizations
The American Legion is a community service organization with 15,000 posts around the country.
American Red Cross*
Since World War I, Red Cross volunteers have provided services to US Veterans.
AMVETS (or American Veterans) sponsors numerous programs to assist Veterans and their families.
Paralyzed Veterans of America*
The Paralyzed Veterans of America has worked to secure health care and benefits for Veterans of the armed forces living with spinal cord injury and disease.
Vietnam Veteran Wives*
Vietnam Veteran Wives was created to reach out to Veterans, their spouses and families. VVW concerns include benefits for spouses and children, VA Claims, PTSD issues, and other topics related to Veterans and to their families.
Vietnam Veterans of America*
The VVA was created to improve the condition of Vietnam-era Veterans and their families. Families, friends, supporters, and Veterans of other eras can join the Associates of Vietnam Veterans of America and receive the same benefits.
ADAA Finding Help*
The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) provides resources for support, and tips for helping friends and relatives. (240) 485-1001.
A mental wellness resource for Service Members, Veterans, and Military Families.
A link to the most popular US organization for recovery from alcoholism. Provides information about AA support groups around the US.
David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages*
Research-related trauma resources on the Internet that can be read, joined or searched: on-line databases, a workshop calendar, professional organizations, email discussion lists, and information about effective trauma treatment approaches.
Gift From Within*
A nonprofit organization dedicated to those who suffer from PTSD, those at risk for PTSD, and those who care for traumatized individuals. Includes essays, articles, poetry and art, meditations, Q&A on PTSD, podcasts, book reviews, and more.
Give an Hour*
A nonprofit group providing free mental health services to US military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
MedlinePlus PTSD Information Page
MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from the US National Library of Medicine, the National Institutes of Health, and other government agencies and health-related organizations.
My HealtheVet is the VHA Health Portal created for you, the Veteran, and your family, as well as for VA employees. This new health portal will enable you to access health information, tools, and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.
Safe Helpline provides confidential one-on-one assistance for victims of military sexual trauma, rape, or domestic violence. Call or text the Safe Helpline at 1-877-995-5247 to talk with someone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
SIDRAN Institute Help Desk*
A nationally-focused nonprofit organization devoted to helping people who have experienced traumatic life events. SIDRAN offers a referral list of therapists, as well as a fact sheet on how to choose a therapist for PTSD and dissociative disorders. (410) 825-8888.
Veterans Crisis Line*
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) and press 1 to be connected to a free, 24-hour hotline for Veterans in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.