IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE IS CONTEMPLATING HARMING ONESELF OR OTHERS AND WANT TO TALK, CALL 1-800-273-TALK (8255). USE THAT SAME NUMBER AND PRESS “1” TO REACH THE VETERANS CRISIS LINE.
IF YOU THINK YOU MAY ATTEMPT SUICIDE,
GET HELP NOW
Call 911 or go to your local emergency number immediately
What is PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
PTSD is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of life-threatening events such as military combat, natural disasters, terrorist incidents, serious accidents, or physical or sexual assault in adult or childhood. Most survivors of trauma return to normal given a little time. However, some people will have stress reactions that do not go away on their own, or may even get worse over time. These individuals may develop PTSD. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life. Those with PTSD are at a higher risk for suicide. For more information please visit
Suicide and suicidal thoughts
Suicide, taking your own life, is a tragic reaction to stressful life situations — and all the more tragic because suicide can be prevented. Whether you’re considering suicide or know someone who feels suicidal, learn suicide warning signs and how to reach out for immediate help and professional treatment. You may save a life — your own or someone else’s.
It may seem like there’s no way to solve your problems and that suicide is the only way to end the pain. But you can take steps to stay safe — and start enjoying your life again. For more information on suicidal ideation, please visit http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org
National Center for PTSD http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
The National Center for PTSD is dedicated to research and education on trauma and PTSD. We work to assure that the latest research findings help those exposed to trauma.