If you have experienced an event which interfered with your capacity to cope at the time, it is very likely that this experience could still be affecting you, even years later. The good news is that healing is always possible! Just as our brains are shaped/changed by negative experiences that we may have endured, our brains are also shaped/changed by positive experiences. Thank goodness for neuroplasticity!
The following resources are for anyone who wants to understand whether they have been through trauma, wants to learn more about trauma, or needs assistance with finding resources which can assist on their journey to healing from trauma. This is not a comprehensive list of resources for trauma, PTSD and C-PTSD. This list is continuously updated. If you would like to submit a suggestion to be added to the list, please use our contact form on the home page.
Resources for Trauma
National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health: This website has a lot of useful information on domestic violence and trauma for advocates and survivors.
SAMHSA: SAMHSA’s programs and campaigns offer information, training, and technical assistance to improve the quality and delivery of behavioral health services across the nation.
Sidran Institute: Home: Provides information about trauma, a glossary, and two different types of trainings.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network This website contains a lot of informational resources on child trauma.
Resources for PTSD
Mobile Apps – PTSD: National Center for PTSD: This link will give you access to a bunch of different PTSD-related applications including, PTSD Coach, PTSD Family Coach, Beyond MST, Mindfulness Coach, and more.
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: This website is helpful for those who need help understanding complex scientific topics that relate to health research.
New Online Course Helps People Who May Have Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: The National Alliance on Mental Illness created this course to help those who either think they have PTSD, or have been diagnosed with PTSD. The online course was created for service members and veterans, but it is also helpful for anyone who has experienced a traumatic life event.
PTSD Foundation of America | Providing Hope and Healing for the Unseen Wounds of War: This website offers a combat trauma helpline, runs PTSD support groups and chapters, and works with government agencies, service organizations, churches, and private sector businesses in order to combine resources for PTSD. Their mission is to reduce the veteran suicide rate in the U.S.