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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder can occur following a life-threatening event like military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or violent personal assaults like rape. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people have stress reactions that don't go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD.
People who suffer from PTSD often suffer from nightmares, flashbacks, difficulty sleeping, and feeling emotionally numb. These symptoms can significantly impair a person's daily life.
PTSD is marked by clear physical and psychological symptoms. It often has symptoms like depression, substance abuse, problems of memory and cognition, and other physical and mental health problems. The disorder is also associated with difficulties in social or family life, including occupational instability, marital problems, family discord, and difficulties in parenting.If you are suffering from PTSD, or know someone who is, the following list of resources and information will help you find help in dealing with PTSD and related conditions.
Featured PTSD News
The Department of Defense today announced the opening of a 24-hour outreach center to provide information and referrals to military service members, veterans, their families and others with questions about psychological health and traumatic brain injury. More
NURSING HOMES UPDATE
All states have a Nursing Facility Medicaid program that provides general health coverage plus coverage for nursing home services. These services include room and board, nursing care, personal care, and therapy services.
Nursing Facility Medicaid may pay for a stay in a nursing home if you need a “nursing-home level of care” or meet nursing home “functional eligibility criteria, and have income and assets below certain guidelines.
Below are websites that provide information on Veteran Resources and how to file/ask for help.
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/
Center for Minority Veterans http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.ht
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/
Homebuyers Guide for Veterans https://www.thezebra.com/resources/personal-finance/veterans-homebuying-guide
Homeless Veterans http://www.va.gov/homeless
Homeless Vets Financial Assistance http://www.operationwearehere.com/FinancialAssistance.html
Mesothelioma, Information https://www.mesotheliomaveterans.org/prognosis/life-expectancy/
Mesothelioma, The VA and You https://www.mesotheliomaguide.com/veterans/
Mesothelioma Lawsuits Guide www.justgreatlawyers.com/mesothelioma-asbestos-lawsuits
Moving in the Military - Guide www.yourstoragefinder.com/guide-to-moving-storage-in-the-military
National Cemetery Administration (Burial and Memorials) http://www.cem.va.gov
Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://www.valaw.org/
VA War-Related Illness and Injury Center http://www.va.gov/WRIICSC-DC
VA National HIV/AIDS Program http://www.hiv.va.gov
VA Public Health Smoking Cessation Program http://www.publichealth.va.gov/smoking
VA Mental Health http://www.mentalhealth.va.gov
Women Veteran resources and information:
Center for Women Veterans and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/
National Foundation for Women Legislations (www.womenlegislators.org)
Vietnam Women Veterans - Almost ten thousand women were there.
For a list of not only the women who gave their lives in Vietnam but the start of a complete women's casualty list see: They Gave Their Lives
Salon.com has featured an interesting story about female Vietnam Veterans, entitled "Unarmed and Under Fire: An Oral History of Female Vietnam Vets."
Women in Vietnam
The Vietnam Women's Memorial Project's new website is at VWMP