Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) are two important issues facing veterans, below is additional information on both.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can occur after you have been through a traumatic event. A traumatic event is something horrible and scary that you see or that happens to you. During this type of event, you think that your life or others’ lives are in danger. You may feel afraid or feel that you have no control over what is happening. There are a variety of events that can cause PTSD including combat or military exposure. You can find additional information about PTSD and its treatment at http://ncptsd.va.gov/ncmain/information/
PTSD Anonymous - PTSDA
Veterans talking with veterans - "you are not alone" is a nationwide network of community based, non-clinical, veterans that lead support group meetings for those suffering from military trauma and seeking the fellowship of their peers. http://www.ptsdanonymous.org
An international, nondenominational, multicultural community of PTSD and trauma survivors, offering support, education and understanding of the symptoms and treatment of PTSD using the latest research and scientific information about PTSD. Their focus is on raising awareness, providing education, and offering support to all trauma survivors. Fearless Nation has a virtual reality environment (VRE) online community that may provide a number of options for people with military and combat-related stress or PTSD http://www.fearless-nation.org
Traumatic Brain Injury Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant health issue which affects service members and veterans during times of both peace and war. The high rate of TBI and blast-related concussion events resulting from current combat operations directly impacts the health and safety of individual service members. The impacts of TBI are felt within each branch of the service and throughout both the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems. You can find more info about TBI and its treatment at http://www.dvbic.org/
Vet Success VA website that provides information, assistance and resources for veteran success in the home, in the workplace, on campus, and in the community. http://www.vetsuccess.gov/
The Real Warriors Campaign An initiative launched by the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) to promote the processes of building resilience, facilitating recovery and supporting reintegration of returning service members, veterans and their families. http://www.realwarriors.net/
Disability Programs and Services(DPS) at Chaffey College
The Disability Programs and Services office at Chaffey College is available to help students with a legally documented disability as well as conduct screening for a suspected disability. For more information please contact them at 909/652-6379.
Location: Campus Center West, room 21-A http://www.Chaffey College.edu/DPS
The support links on this page are primarily for those seeking information about types of trauma, trauma responses, ways of coping with stress, treatment approaches, and related mental health issues.
Although U.S. military personnel receive extensive pre-combat training, war-zone experiences tax soldiers physically and emotionally in ways for which no training program can adequately prepare them. To learn more about these issues, click here.