New Website Design at, PTSD Monthly Update - October 2018

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October 2018 Issue


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New Website Design at

An image of the new National Center for PTSD home page

We have just launched a complete redesign of our website at We talked to Veterans, family members, providers and researchers and your feedback has led to many new features, some of which are highlighted below.

Key Changes

Overall, the new site design features

  • A simplified homepage
  • Content summaries at the top of pages
  • Videos integrated into more of our educational pages
  • Links at the top of long pages help you jump more quickly to desired content
  • Mobile friendly - access information from your phone or tablet

User-Friendly Navigation

Our new menu options are designed to help users learn about PTSD and treatment, find out where to get help, and learn how to support those with PTSD. The new menu is designed to help people gets answers to their questions with fewer clicks.

Our mobile phone apps, videos, and Spanish content are now featured more prominently in the main menu.

In addition to the patient and family education menu items, clinicians and researchers will be interested in the links to our publications and searchable ptsd article database as well as the section especially for providers.

Information and Resources for Providers

The new "For Providers" menu includes a new section that pulls together our patient education resources in one place.

In addition, providers will continue to have access to our assessment measures, information about treating trauma and PTSD, our catalogue of online continuing education, and the experts in our PTSD Consultation Program (including the Monthly Lecture Series webinars).

The new "For Providers" menu will help clinicians navigate to submenus for:

  • Assessment
  • Continuing Education
  • Consultation
  • Patient Education

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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

  • October 17th: Dementia Risk in Veterans with PTSD and a History of Blast-Related TBI , David Cifu, MD

Register for Free CEUs

  • VA Providers: Register in TMS
  • Non-VA Providers: Register in TRAIN
PTSD Consultation Program

Mark your calendar: Third Wednesday of the month at 2pm ET and download a calendar reminder to save the date.


Sign up to receive monthly emails that include a registration link and instructions for joining the live lectures.

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Website Feedback

More than two years of research and development went into our recent website changes. We spoke to Veterans,family members, providers and researchers about how they get to and use our information.

Send us feedback on the new website at

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PTSD in the News

Rising Democratic Star Jason Kander Quits Mayoral Race. He’s choosing instead to focus on the post-traumatic stress disorder and depression he’s suffered from for more than 11 years after a tour Afghanistan. Read more.*

Pay Attention to Mental Health After Florence. As clean-up begins after a disaster such as Hurricane Florence, it's important to keep mental health needs in mind. Read more.*

For One Valley Woman, Pain from Vegas Massacre Lingers. Michelle Leonard says through counseling, she's learned what can help her cope with PTSD... Read more.*

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Thank you,

The Staff of VA’s National Center for PTSD

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