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Default Helpful PTSD Websites & Resources

in the sticky section we will be posting links and new treatments that might be available in the treatment of combat ptsd. please feel free to browse them and add to them if you have something not posted there.
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A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors
By Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D.


By Virtue of Your Personal Authority You Have the Right to . . .

- Manage your life according to your own values and judgment.

- Direct your recovery, answerable to no one for your goals or progress.

- Gather information to make intelligent decisions about your recovery.

- Seek help from many sources, unhindered by demands for exclusivity.

- Decline help from anyone without having to justify the decision.

- Believe in your ability to heal and seek allies who share your faith.

- Trust allies in healing so far as one human can trust another.

- Be afraid and avoid what frightens you.

- Decide for yourself whether, when, and where to confront fear.

- Learn by experimenting, that is, make mistakes.


To Guard Your Personal Boundaries You Have the Right to . . .

- Be touched only with, and within the limits of, your consent.

- Speak or remain silent, about any topic and at any time, as you wish.

- Choose to accept or decline feedback, suggestions, or interpretations.

- Ask for help in healing, without having to accept help with everything.

- Challenge any crossing of your boundaries.

- Take action to stop a trespass that does not cease when challenged.


For the Integrity of Your Personal Communication You Have the Right to . . .

- Ask for explanation of communications you do not understand.

- Express a contrary view when you do understand and you disagree.

- Acknowledge your feelings, without having to justify them.

- Ask for changes when your needs are not being met.

- Speak of your experience, without apology for your uncertainties.

- Resolve doubt without deferring to the views or wishes of anyone.


For Safety in Your Personal Dependency in Therapy You Have the Right to . . .

- Hire a therapist or counselor as coach, not boss, of your recovery.

- Receive expert and faithful assistance in healing from your therapist.

- Know that your therapist will never have any other relationship with you— business, social, or sexual.

- Be secure against any disclosure by your therapist, except with your consent or under court order.

- Hold your therapist's undivided loyalty in relation to all abusers.

- Obtain informative answers to questions about your condition, your therapist's qualifications, and any proposed treatment.

- Have your safety given priority by your therapist, to the point of readiness to use all lawful means to neutralize an imminent threat to your life or that of someone else.

- Receive a commitment from your therapist that is not conditional on your "good behavior" (habitual crime and endangerment excepted).

- Make clear and reliable agreements about the times of sessions and of your therapist's availability.

- Telephone your therapist between scheduled sessions, in urgent need, and receive a return call within a reasonable time.

- Be taught skills that lessen the risk of re-traumatization: <blockquote>* containment (boundaries for recovery work);
* control of attention and mental imagery;
* systematic relaxation.</blockquote>- Enjoy reasonable physical comfort during sessions.


Source: Recovery Bill of Rights


See also: Choosing a Therapist to Work With





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Vietnam Veterans Guide on PTSD

PURPOSE

The purpose of this guide is to assist you, the veteran, or your survivor(s), in presenting your claim for benefits based on exposure to psychologically traumatic events during military service that has resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It is always best to seek the assistance of an experienced veterans service representative when presenting a claim to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

This guide describes the VA's current programs for providing disability compensation to veterans who suffer from PTSD, as well as for the survivors of such veterans. Under current VA regulations, you can be paid compensation for PTSD if you currently have a clear medical diagnosis of the disorder, evidence that a sufficiently traumatic event (called a “stressor”) occurred during active military service and medical evidence that the in-service stressor is causally related to your PTSD. Once the VA determines that your PTSD is service-connected, it will then decide how seriously your symptoms impair your social and industrial abilities (i.e., your capacity to start and maintain personal relationships and your ability to work).

This guide does not address treatment techniques, but does provide suggestions for obtaining the appropriate care. Additional resources are available to help you to better understand what other VA programs may be available to you.


Source: Vietnam Veterans of America: Guide on PTSD




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here is a link to a great site for mobility problems. it is a great site. hope it helps someone!

http://www.segs4vets.com/
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www.ncptsd.org

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Peter thank you so much for posting this. I will put it in the sticky section. great info there. again thanks
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I would like to add to this VA information. I am a Veteran (USAF Jan.1974-78), and I have looked into many of the residential programs that are offered for PTSD by the Veteran's Administration. There is a program for Female and Male Military PTSD in Menlo Park, CA, Cincinnati, OH, and a few others. These are NOT co-ed programs usually. It is difficult to find out about these programs (why??? I don't know) and I will comeback and give the information. It is very late and I just saw this. THERE IS HELP AND HOPE IN THE VA believe it or not, but many times you have to find out from vets who are going or have gone...again, WHY???
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Please include in resources Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America

I am unable to post a link just now, but you can search for their name and then click the "get help now" link on the homepage.

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is doing some incredible work for veterans with PTSD. They now have case workers on staff and train everybody in their office in how to handle calls from veterans. They can help connect you with the help you need, when you need it.

This is a community by veterans, for veterans.
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Thank you, Spiritual_Emergency. Originally, I joined PsychCentral for my own benefit, because I do have mental health diagnoses that I struggle with. Today, however, I am here to learn more about combat PTSD for my boyfriend. Reading the above post, I cried. All of this stuff that he does that I think is just him being a "jerk" or "insensitive" is actually because of that... You seem knowledgeable, and I'd love to talk to you sometime. Thank you so, so much for that post!
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