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Trauma Information

It is normal for people to experience stress responses after traumatic events, including war and combat, acts of terrorism and natural disasters, or violence, such as rape or sexual abuse. Service members are not the only ones who experience trauma, of course, but evidence suggests that certain types of trauma are more prevalent among those who have served than the general public.

For many years, the veteran community and its advocates have been on the forefront of a paradigm shift toward a greater understanding and awareness of health issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), military sexual trauma (MST) and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

It is now widely known that not all wounds are physical, or visible. Fortunately, they can still be treated. If you, or a loved on, are struggling with the effects of a trauma such as PTSD, MST or TBI, know that you are not on your own. We want to help.

Explore below for information about the types of trauma that have been experienced by veterans and active-duty service members, as well as resources that are available to help you and your families.

Resources and Information

National Resource Directory

Resource website that connects wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families, and caregivers to programs and services that support them.

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Vet Center Hotline

A free, confidential, around the clock call center staffed by combat veterans:
1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387)
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