PTSD can be the cause of a wide variety of behaviors and “symptoms,” and can be caused by one major traumatic event, or many events happening over time. When it’s caused by multiple events, they label it Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD.) I’ve created this page to try to help connect people living with either form of PTSD with resources that can help them. I will be adding more info as often as I can.
Helpguide: An overview of PTSD, with lots of good information. Search by specific topic for information focused on a particular issue.
Aces Connection: C-PTSD- A thorough look at C-PTSD
PTSD related to Gun Violence
Moments That Survive: Stories from survivors of gun violence and links to helpful information about coping
Psychiatric Times: A good resource for information on many aspects of violence-related trauma and other mental health issues. There is also a dropdown box to filter information to specific topics such as ptsd related to veterans, domestic violence, sexual abuse, etc.
PTSD related to mass shootings
Wiley Online Library: A collection of scholarly writings about trauma caused by mass shootings that cover many aspects of the topic. Good for researching.
PTSD in Veterans
Make the Connection: Focuses on PTSD related to military service. It allows you to filter the results so you get videos from others who served around the same time you did.
US National Libraries of Medicine: PTSD in Veterans
Wounded Warrior Project: Help for Combat Stress, PTSD, and TBI
PTSD related to Sexual Violence
Harvard School of Public Health: Helping Victims of Sexual Violence Overcome PTSD
Psychiatric Times- The other #MeToo: Male Sexual Abuse Survivors
PTSD in Children
Stanford Children’s Health: A good, comprehensive resource that focuses on PTSD in children.
PTSD/C-PTSD Related “Good Stuff”
Social media accounts that are good to follow if you’re living with PTSD or C-PTSD. I’ll add more as I find them.