Take the Step: Explore the options.
What can you do if you need help for PTSD? Whether you are learning to manage your own symptoms or you are a caregiver looking for resources, you have options. The steps you take to get care should be the ones that are best for you.
This week’s step gives you information about options for care and support resources to help you make the best choices for yourself or your clients.
- Thursday, June 20th is PTSD Screening Day. Learn about how PTSD is measured or complete a free self-assessment*. Veterans can take a longer PTSD questionnaire (screen) to share with a doctor.
- Know Where to Get Help for PTSD and how to choose a therapist.
- Veterans can explore options specific to their needs: PTSD Treatment Programs in the VA and Women’s Mental Health Services in the VA
- Discover ways of self-help and coping to help manage PTSD symptoms, like lifestyle changes, peer support or mobile apps.
- Consider resources for family and friends. Being a good caregiver means getting support for yourself too.
- Follow our PTSD information on Twitter or become a Facebook fan.
- Providers can learn about assessment tools and treatment resources that use technology to overcome barriers, like our mobile apps and telemental health.
- VA providers and staff can investigate treatment, education, and administrative resources specific to VA.