Veteran Crisis Line

Speak with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text—24/7. Visit Veteran Crisis Line

Post Traumatic Stress Resources

PTSD Self-Assessment

The PTSD Checklist for DSM-5, frequently referred to as the PCL-5, is a self-assessment to measure the presence and severity of PTSD symptoms. DSM-5 refers to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is the standard reference used by healthcare providers to diagnose mental health and behavioral conditions.

If your responses to the PCL-5 suggest that you may suffer from PTSD, you may benefit from reaching out to a behavioral healthcare professional for help. Recovery from PTSD is possible, and is critical for a happier and more fulfilling life.


National Center for PTSD

Find information about the causes, symptoms and treatments of PTS. Visit PTSD: National Center for PTSD

About Face

Hear stories from other veterans, and get advice from clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTS. Visit About Face

National Institute of Mental Health

Find information about treatment options, coping mechanisms and medications for PTS. Visit National Institute of Mental Health

The Mayo Clinic

Learn about the risk factors and complications associated with PTS, and find information about tests, diagnoses, treatments and medication. Visit The Mayo Clinic

Understanding PTSD

Gain a better understanding of PTS, and learn how to get help for yourself, a friend, or a family member. Read stories from people who have gotten support and returned to their normal lives, activities and relationships. Download the PDF

Understanding PTSD Treatment

Read about the therapies and medications that are proven to help people with PTS. Hear from experts about what treatment is like and how it can help you. Download the PDF

After Deployment PTS Resources

Watch videos about PTS reactions and triggers, harmful and helpful habits and treatment options. Visit After Deployment PTS Resources

Raising Awareness about PTSD: A Resource Guide

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PTSD Program Locator

Find a specialized PTS program at the VA near you. Visit PTSD Program Locator

National Association of Mental Illness

Access the Helpline to find a PTS support group in your area. Visit National Association of Mental Illness

Sidran Institute

Get connected with a support group for people who have experienced trauma. Visit Sidran Institute

Vet Center Program

Find a veteran support group in your area. Visit Vet Center Program

PTSD Support Group

Join an online PTS support group. Visit PTSD Support Group

The Recovery Village

Apps & Self Assesment

PTSD Coach

Learn about PTS, get information about professional care, take a PTS self-assessment, find support and access tools that help manage the stresses of daily life.

Moving Forward

Get on-the-go tools that teach problem solving skills to overcome obstacles and deal with stress.

T2 Mood Tracker

Monitor your moods on six, pre-loaded scales (anxiety, stress, depression, brain injury, post-traumatic stress, general well-being).

PTSD Self Assessment

Take a PTS self-assessment developed by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Visit PTSD Self Assessment

Medication Can Improve the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy for PTSD

Read about a randomized clinical trial that concluded that the pharmacotherapy, d-cycloserine (DCS), enhances the efficacy of the psychotherapy. Visit Medication Can Improve the Effectiveness of Psychotherapy for PTSD

Sleep to Forget

Learn about how sleep might be a potential new approach to alleviating the symptoms of PTS and other psychiatric disorders involving painful memories. Visit Sleep to Forget

Circle of 6

Choose six, trusted friends to add to your circle. If you get into an uncomfortable or risky situation, the app automatically sends a pre-programmed SMS alert message to your friends, with your exact location.


Alert the people you trust when you need help. Six, customizable alert modes allow you to alert your friends or a local 911 or both whenever you need them.


Mesothelioma and Veterans

1/3 of all mesothelioma patients are veterans, and approximately 6,000 veterans afflicted with this asbestos-caused cancer died between 1999 and 2005 alone. The reason this cancer targets so many veterans is because of the prevalence of asbestos use in the military in the past. Part of our mission is to spread awareness to veterans and their families. Our website www.mesotheliomaguide.com offers free veteran specific resources and support for patients and families.

Military Sexual Trauma Resources (MST)

Department of Veterans Affairs-Mental Health Center

Get an overview of Military Sexual Trauma (MST), programs and services, screening and outreach. Visit Department of Veterans Affairs-Mental Health Center

National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence

Read about the military’s response to domestic violence and access statistics, research and information. Visit National Center for Domestic and Sexual Violence

SHARP-Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention

Learn about the Army’s I. A.M. STRONG program and army-specific policies and reporting procedures for sexual assault. Visit SHARP-Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention

Navy Sexual Assault Prevention

Learn about the Navy’s policies and reporting procedures for sexual assault.  Visit Navy Sexual Assault Prevention

United States Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program

Learn about the SAPR program, how to prevent and respond to sexual assault how members of the coast guard should report a sexual assault. Visit United States Coast Guard Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program 

Marine Sexual Assault Helplines

Access all the 24/7 helpline numbers for the United States Marine Corp. Download the PDF

Women Veterans Healthcare

Find healthcare services for women veterans available through the VA. Visit Women Veterans Healthcare

VA Services for Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma

Find MST services available through the VA. Download the PDF

Military Sexual Trauma: Real Stories from Veterans

Watch videos where survivors of MST share stories about sexual assault and recovery. Visit Military Sexual Trauma: Real Stories from Veterans

Safe Helpline

Access sexual assault support from the Department of Defense community. Visit Safe Helpline

Reporting and Policy Information

Learn about sexual assault reporting options and get reporting policy information. Visit Reporting and Policy Information


Know your rights, reporting options and how to prevent MST. Visit MyDuty.mil

1-855-VA-WOMEN (829-6636)

Call the VA support line dedicated to Women Veterans’ needs. 1-855-829-6636

Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Read about a study that assesses the efficacy of the Veterans Health Administration universal screening program for military sexual violence. Visit Veterans Health Administration and Military Sexual Trauma

Women Veteran with Co-occuring Disorders

Learn about the prevalence of women veterans suffering from co-occuring issues, like post-traumatic stress (PTS), military sexual trauma, addiction and homelessness. Visit Women Veteran with Co-occuring Disorders

Traumatic Brain Injury Resources


Find information about the causes, symptoms and treatments of TBI. Visit TraumaticBrainInjury.com 

Traumatic Brain Injury: A Guide for Caregivers of Service Members and Veterans

Read this guide for families and caregivers of those who have suffered a TBI. Learn about the effects of TBI, what you can do to help and how to navigate veteran services and benefits. Visit Traumatic Brain Injury

Signs & Symptoms Fact Sheet

Know the signs of concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries and how to cope. Visit Signs & Symptoms Fact Sheet 

Mount Sinai Brain Injury Video

Watch a short video about potential causes and symptoms of TBI and what to do if you have had a brain injury.


Access information and resources for people living with TBI and their families. Visit BrainLine.org

Back to School Guide

Get help with managing the ongoing symptoms of TBI as you go back to school. Visit Back to School Guide

Living with Brain Injury

Get information and resources and read personal stories of people living with TBI. Visit Living with Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Support

Get connected with a support group for people who have experienced TBI. Visit Traumatic Brain Injury Support

Vet Center Program

Find a veteran support group in your area. Visit Vet Center Program

TBI Disability Ratings

Find out the new rules for veterans disability related to traumatic brain injury (TBI)  Visit TBI Disability Ratings

TBI Benefits

Apply online to receive your disability benefits for TBI and other conditions. Visit TBI Benefits

Alcohol & Drug Rehab for Veterans

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Rehab For Veterans

24/7  Support from treatment specialists to help you recover today. All conversations and data gathered kept 100% private. NOW is the time. Get the right treatment. Find a rehab location in your area based on treatment type, payment type or substance. Visit Alltreatment.com to start your treatment.

Miscellaneous Resources

National Purple Heart Hall of Honor

Purple Hearts Reunited

If you have found a Purple Heart medal that needs to be returned to it’s rightful owner, please contact purpleheartsreunited@gmail.com

Veteran Bargains

Always check & verify with our business patriots that their offer has not changed and is still valid. Visit https://veteranbargains.com/our-business-patriots for more info and bargain codes.