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PTSD in Veterans - How to Get Help

PTSD in Veterans – How to Get Help

PTSD in veterans is a growing problem. Among post-military personnel who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also associated with traumatic brain injury (TBI), another public health epidemic.

According to the VA’s National Center for PTSD, veterans who are in crisis can go to the nearest emergency room, call the Suicide Prevention Line at 1-800-272-8255, or contact the Veterans’ Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 (press 1). You can also get help with VA benefits or claims.

PTSD treatment means finding a qualified therapist, too. All VA Medical Centers offer PTSD care, as do many VA clinics across the country. Additional healthcare resources for veterans include DoD Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) and Military OneSource.

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Christopher "Patches" Norton is a Retired 20 year United States Air Force Master Sergeant. Chris also served 5.5 years as the Lead Loadmaster on the Super Guppy Transport at NASA Johnson Space Center. Chris was Disability Retired from NASA in 2012 following an injury on a Super Guppy mission. As a Veteran, Chris turned to the Veterans Administration medical system for assistance and this is where this story really begins. What Chris seen at the Houston, TX VA Hospital left him with an urgent feeling and need to give back. But just as the Bible says, it's better to teach a man to fish than give him one. Chris searched and found the Empower Network and saw how he could bring help to 100's, 1000's and even tens of 1,000's in a powerful way. Although all of us have different challenges, Chris saw believes the Empower Network WILL work for anyone... and CLICKING RIGHT HERE is how it starts!!!

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