Resources for Managing Stress after Trauma, PTSD Monthly Update - March 2018

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Resources for Managing Stress after Trauma

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People respond to traumatic events in a number of ways. They may feel concern, anger, fear, or helplessness. These are all typical responses to a traumatic event.

These events can cause a full range of mental and physical reactions. You may also react to problems that occur after the event, as well as to triggers or reminders of the trauma.

Learn what to expect following a traumatic event and how to manage stress reactions on our website:

Self-Care After a Traumatic Event

Self-Help Options

PTSD Coach app
  • Trauma Recovery Coach. A new app (iOS only - link goes to iTunes) based on Skills for Psychological Recovery to help trauma survivors manage their symptoms.
  • PTSD Coach. This mobile app has self-assessments, symptom-tracking, and coping skills to help you address and monitor stress. Available for iOS and Android.
  • PTSD Coach Online: A series of online video coaches will guide you through 17 tools to help you manage stress. (desktop)

Seeking Professional Help

If you think you have PTSD, your best chance of getting better is by working with a mental health or medical provider. Good treatments are available that have been shown to help all kinds of people.

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For Providers

Consult with PTSD Experts

PTSD Consultation Program

The PTSD Consultation Program offers free PTSD consultation to any provider who treats Veterans in any setting.

This program is now open to Community Providers.

PTSD Lecture Series

  • April 18: Assessing and Managing Violence Risk in Veterans with PTSD, Eric Elbogen, PhD

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Research at the Center

Suicide Prevention Outreach

VHA's Office of Suicide Prevention is implementing a national suicide prevention outreach program entitled Recovery Engagement and Coordination for Health - Veterans Enhanced Treatment (REACH VET).

REACH VET utilizes a dashboard to identify Veterans identified by the model as being at high risk for suicide. REACH VET coordinators then notify providers of the patient's status and prompt providers to re-evaluate care and take any appropriate steps.

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PTSD in the News

PTSD: An ongoing fight for generation of Iraq War Vets. Dr. Paula Schnurr, Executive Director, talks to Medical Xpress about effective treatment for PTSD. Read more.*

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Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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