These Resources for Vietnam Veterans with PTSD were put together by
Jan Goff-LaFontaine, author
and photographer of Reflections—Between
the Lines: The Healing of the Vietnam Generation See also
Jan's page on
Gift from Within:
Organization dedicated to helping trauma survivors. The website
has very healing articles, the Survivor's Psalm, a unique penpal
service for trauma survivors, sells videos including Recovering
from Traumatic Events: The Healing Process,
and Living With PTSD for families and friends, a poetry and art
gallery, a list of groups, success
stories by survivors.
International Society for
Traumatic Studies: Professional Organization of therapists
and researchers who work with survivors of all types of trauma.
Publish a wonderful pamphlet on recovered memories. Also the
Journal of Traumatic Stress. Membership list can be searched by
state and city if you are looking for help.
National Center for PTSD
: Research and education on PTSD; includes the PILOTS
Database, an electronic index to PTSD literature
Conference of Viet Nam Veteran Ministers: A group
comprised of over 50 Vietnam veterans who are also ordained
ministers or full time religious workers. Non-denominational,
Operational Stress Injury:
"Injuries caused by operational stress and trauma have always
been a part of warfare. These are the wounds not caused by a
direct enemy projectile or explosive, as one textbook says, but
those that injure the mind or the spirit. These wounds too can be
fatal." A Canadian website with a lot to offer veterans of
peacekeeping and of
Patience Press is
owned by Patience Masterson, the wife of a PTSD survivor and
author of a book about dealing with PTSD. Her site gives help and
hope to active military and veterans from previous wars to deal
with the trauma of combat.
A Recovery Bill of
Rights for Trauma Survivors by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D.
Absolutely wonderful. A must for everyone who has suffered PTSD.
The Sidran Foundation:
A national non-profit organization devoted to education, advocacy
and research related to the early recognition and treatment of
trauma-related stress in children and the understanding and
treatment of adults suffering from trauma-generated disorders.
They also publish great books!
Traumatic Incident Reduction
is a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple and
highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative
effects of past traumas.
Information Pages: Focused on emotional trauma and PTSD
following individual and mass traumas. New info about once a
month. Written for professionals, it has a lot of interesting