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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Overview

Post Traumatic 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.  

PTSD & TBI Related Sites

TBI Center of Excellence

National Center for PTSD


Military Severly Injured Center Articles

Military OneSource

Army Behavioral Health Website


Emergency Housing Program for Seniors and Veterans



Civilian Resources

West Texas Veterans Commission  https://www.tvc.texas.gov/informational-materials/

West Texas Counseling & Guidance http://wtcg.us/vets

https://www.addictionhelp.com  Help with addictions

https://veteransguide.org  Information on VA compensation







Veteran's Land Board

The VLB provides the most robust state benefits package in the nation for Texas Veterans, Military Members and their families covering Home loans, Home Improvement loans, Land loans, Texas State Veterans Homes and Texas State Veterans Cemetaries. Visit their site directly at VLB.texas.gov for more information.



National Emergency Fund (NEF) grant funds

Apply here: https://www.legion.org/emergency/apply

Instructions here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYTPVnmrsh0


Continuing Education

Careers in Nursing