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PTSD Resources Worldwide


Australian Psychological Society


Department of Veterans Affairs


The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service provides 24-hour crisis telephone counselling services:
VVCS: 1-800-011-046
Lifeline: 13-11-14
SANE Helpline: 1-800-18-SANE (7263)

National Brain Injury Foundation


Dedicated to assisting those with acquired brain injury 
and their families.

16 Birdwood Street, Hughes, ACT
PO Box 5542, Hughes, ACT 2605
Phone: (02) 6282 2880 (Monday–Friday, 9:00 A.M.–5:00 P.M.)
Fax: (02) 6285-2649
E-mail: manager@nbif.org.au

University of Melbourne Center for Posttraumatic 
Mental Health

Level 1, 340 Albert Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Phone: (61) 3-9936-5100
Fax: (61) 3-9936-5199
Email: acpmh-info@unimelb.edu.au

For confidential 24-hour counseling and referrals.

Belize, Central America

Ministry of Health


Provides integrated, comprehensive, accessible mental health services, focusing on promotion, prevention, early detection, treatment, and rehabilitation, and emphasizing community-based services and respect for the human rights of people with mental illness and their care providers.


Canadian Psychological Association


Health Canada


Information and resources for a variety of health care 
issues, including mental health.

The PTSD Association


Veterans Affairs Canada


Offers information and links to National Centre for Operational Stress Injuries (NCOSI), which cooperates with its partners to ensure the development, delivery, and coordination of clinical mental health services. The NCOSI also contributes to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge and practices regarding clinical services, particularly in the field of 
operational stress injuries.

New Zealand

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand


Provides information, evidence-based research, and best practice; facilitates understanding; and offers support.

E-mail: info@mentalhealth.org.nz
Phone: (09) 300-7030

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS)

Phone: 1-800-011-046

South Africa

Mental Health Information Centre of South Africa


Offers information about mental health as well as links to directories of service providers.

United Kingdom

Combat Stress


Combat Stress is the United Kingdom’s leading military charity, specializing in the care of veterans’ mental health, including delivery of dedicated treatment and support to ex-service men and women with conditions such as PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders. Services free of charge to veterans.

Tyrwhitt House, Oaklawn Road
Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0BX
Phone: 01372-587000
E-mail: contactus@combatstress.org.uk

Counselling Directory


Lists qualified/registered counselors and psychotherapists and offers articles and sources of information about PTSD and the effects of trauma.
Also some FAQs on how to choose a therapist and what counseling/psychotherapy means.

Reach Out


Inspires young people to help themselves through tough times and find ways to improve their own mental health and well-being by building skills and providing information, support, and referrals in ways that work for young people. Run by the Inspire Ireland Foundation (www.inspireireland.ie), whose mission is to help young people lead happier lives.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists


17 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PG
Phone: 020-7235-2351, ext. 6259

UK Trauma Group


A managed clinical network and resource for advice 
and information for the general public and for health professionals about posttraumatic stress reactions.

United States

U.S. Military and Veterans



A mental wellness resource for service members, veterans, and military families.

American Veterans with Brain Injuries


A peer chat room and forum for American service members and veterans, as well as for family members and caregivers. Both the forum and chat room are
interactive and designed for participants to ask questions, get information, and share personal experiences with others.

Association of the United States Army


AUSA’s “Family Programs Directorate” is dedicated to 
providing Army families with information and resources to help them manage the challenges of military life and to addressing Army family concerns through legislative efforts and by being active on a number of Department of Defense and Department of the Army councils and working groups.

Brain Injury Association of America


Devoted to creating a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy, the BIAA offers extensive resources and links to related websites.

Phone: 1-800-444-6443

Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF)


Dedicated to improving the outcome of traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients worldwide by developing best practices guidelines, conducting clinical research, and educating medical professionals and consumers.

7 World Trade Center
34th Floor
250 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-772-0608



A national multimedia project offering information and 
resources about preventing, treating, and living with TBI, funded by Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC) and a service of WETA, the public TV and radio station in Washington, DC.

Courage to Care Campaign


Provides fact sheets relevant to military life developed by experts from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).

Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center


Give an Hour


A nonprofit group providing free mental health services to U.S. military personnel and families affected by the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military OneSource


Service members, veterans, and families can call 24/7 to speak to a masters level consultant.

Phone: in the United States, 1-800-342-9647; outside 
the United States, (country access code) 800-342-9647 (dial all 11 numbers)
International toll-free: 1-800-464-8107

My HealtheVet


My HealtheVet is the new Veterans Health Administration health portal created for veterans and their families, as well as for VA employees. It enables you to access health information, tools, and services anywhere in the world you can access the Internet.

The National Center for PTSD


Aims to help U.S. veterans and others through research, education, and training on trauma and PTSD; offers information about PTSD and links to assist you in locating VA facilities and mental health services in your area.



The Bob Woodruff Foundation provides resources and 
support to injured service members, veterans, and their families, building a movement to empower communities nationwide to take action to successfully reintegrate our nation’s injured heroes—especially those who have sustained the “hidden injuries of war”—back into their communities so they may thrive physically, psychologically, socially, and economically.


Bob Woodruff Foundation
PO Box 955
Bristow, VA 20136
E-mail: info@ReMIND.org

Sesame Street’s Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployments, Homecomings, Changes


A bilingual educational outreach initiative designed 
for military families and their young children to share.

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline


The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration as a national suicide prevention hotline to ensure veterans in emotional crisis have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The website includes a veterans resource locator to assist in locating crisis and mental health services at medical centers and community-based outpatient clinics in your area.

Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (800-273-8255), veterans press 1; (Spanish/Espanol: 888-628-9454)

24-hour Veteran Combat Call Center help line answered by combat veterans: 1-877-927-8387 (WAR-VETS).

U.S. General

Anxiety Disorders Association of America


The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) provides resources for support and tips for helping friends and relatives.

American Association of Suicidology


This national clearinghouse for information about suicide offers books and resources such as fact sheets, statistics, and public education materials. Website describes what steps to take to get help for someone thinking of committing suicide. Offers referrals to suicide survivor support groups.

5221 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20015
Phone: 202-237-2280

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention


Provides information and support, including programs to help survivors cope with loss and a national directory of survivor support groups in U.S. states for families and friends. The website lists the warning signs that a loved one may be contemplating suicide. The list of resources includes videos, books, personal stories, and studies on suicide.

120 Wall Street
22nd Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 888-333-2377 or 212-363-3500

American Psychiatric Association


American Psychological Association


The American Psychological Association Help Center 
offers useful guidance on various topics related to trauma and families. Referrals to psychologist also available through the website.

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies


The ABCT (formerly AABT) maintains a database of therapists.

Badge of Life—Psychological

Survival for Police Officers


The police volunteers at Badge of Life will help you with presentations and training seminars to create a better quality of mental health for police officers and to prevent suicide. Their board of directors consists of retired and active cops, a psychiatrist, clinical social worker, a psychiatric nurse, and major consultants in the mental health field. The website also provides information for grieving families.

Andy O’Hara, Executive Director
Badge of Life
PO Box 2203
Citrus Heights, CA 95611
Phone: 916-212-3144

Compassionate Friends


Assists families toward the positive resolution of grief 
following the death of a child of any age and provides 
information to help others be supportive.
Phone: 877-969-0010 or 630-990-0010
Fax: 630-990-0246

Gift from Within


This is 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.

Mental Health America 

(formerly known as National Mental Health Association)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)


NAMI is a grassroots mental health advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI offers education and support for persons afflicted with mental illness and their families.

Information Helpline: 1 (800) 950-NAMI (6264)

National Association of Social Workers


The therapist locator page for the National Association of Social Workers.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network


Established by Congress in 2000, this unique collaboration of academic and community-based service centers is devoted to raising the standard of care and increase access to services for traumatized children and their families. Combining knowledge of child development, expertise in the full range of child traumatic experiences, and attention to cultural  perspectives, the NCTSN serves as a national resource for developing and disseminating evidence-based interventions, trauma-informed services, and public and professional education.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


The website contains information for making a safety plan, protecting families, and finding state and local resources to support victims of domestic violence; information on domestic violence; and links to other helpful organizations.

NCADV’s Main Office
1120 Lincoln Street, Suite #1603
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: (303) 839-1852
TTY: (303) 839-8459
Fax: (303) 831-9251
E-mail: mainoffice@ncadv.org

National Institute of Mental Health


The National Women’s Health Information Center
The Sexual Assault Information Page of the U.S. federal government’s source for women’s health information.

Pandora’s Project


Support and resources for survivors of rape and sexual 
abuse. Provides information, facilitates peer support, and offers assistance to male and female survivors of sexual violence and their friends and family. Sponsors the Internet’s largest support community for those who have been the victim of sexual violence. Available 24 hours a day and free of charge to any survivor who has Internet access, the Pandora’s Aquarium message board and chat room offer victims of sexual violence 
a refuge to share experiences, seek advice, and provide support.

The organization also operates a free sexual assault lending library, maintains resource lists for survivors in need of face-to-face support, and organizes retreat weekends for survivors ready to take their healing one step farther.

Pandora’s Project is managed and staffed by more than 50 survivors, all of whom are unpaid volunteers.

3109 West 50th Street, Suite #320
Minneapolis, MN 55410-2102
E-mail: admin@pandys.org

Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network


RAINN carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, helps victims, and attempts to ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Its website contains statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, and news. 

RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE in partnership with 1,100 rape crisis centers across the nation, providing free, confidential advice 24/7.

It also operates the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline, providing live, secure help to victims through an interface as intuitive as instant messaging.

2000 L Street NW, Suite 406
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-544-3064
Fax: 202-544-3556
E-mail: info@rainn.org

SAMHSA’s Disaster/Trauma Information Page


From the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services 
Administration (SAMHSA) website. SAMHSA is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

SAMHSA’s National Mental Health Information Center



The SAMHSA National Mental Health Information Center provides public information and referrals on mental health services. The center offers a tollfree number and crisis hotline, and people may also write for information.

Free publications on a range of mental health issues are also available. The center’s information specialists answer callers’ questions and refer them to federal, state, or local resources for more information and help. The center offers up-to-the-minute information on issues such as prevention, treatment, and recovery services for mental illness and on subjects ranging from advocacy to suicide prevention.

PO Box 2345
Rockville, MD 20847
Phone: 800-789-2647,240-221-4021 (international callers)
Fax: 240-221-4295
TDD: 1-866-889-2647 or 240-221-4022 (international callers)

SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Treatment Locator


Find services for the general public as well as veterans.

SIDRAN Institute Help Desk


This nationally focused nonprofit organization devoted 
to helping people who have experienced traumatic life 
events offers a referral list of therapists, as well as a fact sheet on how to choose a therapist for PTSD 
and dissociative disorders.

Sesame Street Parents


Advice by Sesameworkshop.org about how to talk with 
children about tragedy, and when to seek professional help.

WebMD PTSD Information Page

www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/post-traumatic-stress-disorder material, and online community programs.



The PTSD & Trauma Resource Page contains a comprehensive listing of information, resources, links, and support groups on a wide array of topics related to trauma, particularly incest and child abuse.

Daily Strength


Web-based support for a variety of concerns. This is the PTSD forum link.

David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages


International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


111 Deer Lake Road, Suite 100
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 1-847-480-9028
Fax: 1-847-480-9282

PTSD Forum


Aims to help PTSD sufferers and their spouses and families help themselves through others’ experiences, guidance, and education.

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