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PTSD Combat: Winning the War Within, Ilona Meagher's Blog  Ilona Meagher is an independent Illinois-based online writer, new media developer and author of Moving a Nation to Care: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and America's Returning Troops. Her blog is always full of the latest information on PTSD. She also travels around the country to speak and has set up a PTSD timeline or reported OEF/OIF PTSD incidents. A wonderful resource and a wonderful woman.

 

PTSD Support A website maintained by a combat wounded Vietnam Era Veteran with a 100% service connected disability.

He also has a wealth of information and help for all veterans.

 

Vet Wives Living With PTSD  a support site for wives and significant others living with PTSD. I belong. It is a good group full of wisdom and experience and welcomes newcomers.

 

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.

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!

David Baldwin's Trauma 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 information.

Emily Donut Dolly: Intensely moving poetry which enlightened me about what it was like to be a Donut Dolly in Vietnam. To think I thought they were safe.

National Center for PTSD : Research and education on PTSD; includes the PILOTS Database, an electronic index to PTSD literature

National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization: An organization of diverse individuals committed through research, education, advocacy and activism to the prevention, treatment, and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men

A Recovery Bill of Rights for Trauma Survivors by Thomas V. Maguire, Ph.D. Absolutely wonderful. Everyone should have a copy.

National Conference of Viet Nam Veteran Ministers: A group comprised of over 50 Vietnam veterans who are also ordained ministers or full time religious workers. Spiritual healing. Not trying to raise the body count for any particular spiritual path.

National Center for Victims of Crime : Provides services and resources to crime victims and advocates for laws that secure victims' rights

The Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists: An international organization offering three distinct certifications to individuals providing support, education, intervention and treatment in the field of traumatic stress

Grief Denied: In this direct and powerful memoir, Pauline Laurent relates how the grief she sup-pressed for more than 20 years after her husband was killed in Vietnam surfaced in the months leading up to her daughter's wedding, finally pushing her to explore her grief and recover. You can buy the book on her site.

Reflections Between the Lines: Jan Goff-LaFontaine's Vietnam veteran husband got PTSD after the Loma Prieta earthquake. She didn't understand so she started talking to other vets, and to quote her, "My heart opened, and I knew these were stories that had to be heard by others. I wanted these experiences to be in a book so that everyone could know the struggles, the courage, and the triumphs of Vietnam vets, and realize the personal toll of war." Me, too. A great book. Link to amazon.com.

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, a poetry and art gallery, a list of groups, success stories by survivors.

Home Before Morning: Lynda Van Devanter's fantastic book about war, PTSD and recovery re-published with a new introduction by the author. In my opinion this is one of the best and bravest books to come out about Vietnam or any war. It is beautifully written, harrowing and uplifting. I have two copies so I can loan it without losing it. Glad to see it back in print.

Traumatic Incident Reduction is a a brief, one-on-one, non-hypnotic, person-centered, simple and highly structured method for permanently eliminating the negative effects of past traumas.

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