The nation's most comprehensive therapist finder. Follow this link to find a PTSD specialized counselor
in your area. Providers can be selected based on their treatment specialities, credentials, and types of payment options accepted (with many providing free counseling to returning soldiers),
among other search criteria.
The American Veteran and Servicemembers Survival Guide:
Written by experts in the field of veterans law and advocacy,
The American Veteran and Servicemembers Survival Guide, provides easy to understand information. Moreover,
the Guide is avaliable for free download in whole or in part.
The National Association of State Directors of
This site links to the individual state websites for the
members of the National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs. The individual state websites list varied
information. Almost all of them give a comprehensive list of services provided and available. This is an excellent
place to begin your search for assistance with a PTSD claim for compensation.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Main Site:
This site provides information on VA programs, services, and facilities. It also provides VA forms and applications
that can be downloaded. If you are seriously considering filing a claim with the VA, we urge you to obtain free representation
from an accredited service officer/representative. Authorized veterans service organizations and state and county departments
of veterans affairs employ such personnel to assist you. Competent representation may expedite your claim by preventing
errors and oversights in its preparation and processing.
U. S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) - Site Locator:
This site is an excellent and very efficient way to locate the nearest VA facilities. Available through this
link are addresses and phone numbers for all VA medical centers, outpatient treatment clinics, Vet Centers, regional offices,
and other VA facilities.
American Psychiatric Association:
This link opens an American Psychiatric Association article giving an overview of PTSD and various methods of treating
its most persistent symptoms.
excellent overview of PTSD and its treatment. However, this site and similar sites are no substitute for treatment by
a qualified physician if you are suffering from PTSD or its related problems such as depression and self-medication.
Medications for Combat PTSD:
you are under a physician's care for PTSD, and he or she has prescribed medication to help treat your symptoms, this is
a handy site to access detailed information about your prescription.
Casualties for Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan:
Veterans often know
each other by nicknames. Or because they may be on an operation together but from different units, they don't know
each other's name. In other cases, they may simply forget names of some of those killed in action. The names
of comrades killed are often needed to substantiate a PTSD compensation claim. This site provides a continually updated
list of casualties, many with photographs and casualty circumstances, from the war in Afghanistan.
Casualties for Operation Iraqi Freedom - Iraq:
Likewise, this site provides the same information from the War in Iraq. It can be quite helpful in substantiating
a stressor related to a veteran's combat service.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury
An excellent site providing information for those who have suffered from brain and spinal cord injuries.
Information is also available to assist families of the injured.
Publishers and sellers of books and literature
on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs PTSD Counseling
Washington's Department of Veterans
Affairs provides a comprehensive readjustment counseling service to veterans and their families who may be experiencing readjustment
The Physical Evaluation Board (PEB) Forum
This forum, hosted by a former Army JAG
officer, is an invaluable resource for any servicemember seeking to navigate the Physical Evaluation Board process.
Information is power -- this website provides you with the knowledge needed to weather an often insensitive and difficult
& Asbestos Awarness Center
This website provides excellent
information for veterans concerned about Mesothelioma and other cancers related to asbestos exposure. Treatment
and legal options are discussed in a straightforward and helpful manner.
Army One Source
This website provides a whole host of
soldier and family support services ranging from healthcare to housing. Services seem to be excellent near major military
installations and sparse in other areas.