Please help us commemorate PTSD Awareness month. Together we will learn what exactly PTSD is, who is most commonly afflicted, and how those with PTSD can get the help they need locally.

Research has shown that the earlier one receives treatment after a traumatic event, the symptoms of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome) can be minimized. This is why it is important for us all to understand the types of events in our lives that can cause the disorder.

Awareness first starts with understanding what something is, where it comes from and how it can be treated. -- USC Social Work

Below we have provided a 2011 infographic from USC Social Work that outlines:

  • PTSD by the numbers
  • What is a traumatic event?
  • What are the symptoms of PTSD?
  • What causes PTSD?
  • How is PTSD treated?

In addition, we have outlined below some local VET centers that provide extensive resources where you or someone you love can get the information or help they need to get better.


 

Maine VET Centers

Portland

475 Stevens Avenue

Portland, Me 04101

207-780-3584 or 877-927-8387

 

Lewiston

35 Westminster St

Lewiston, Me 04240

207-783-0068

 

Sanford

628 Main St

Springvale, Me 04083

207-490-1513

 

Bangor

368 Harlow St. In-town Plaza

Bangor, Me 04083

207-947-3391

 

Caribou

456 York St

Caribou, Me 04736

207-496-3900


 

New Hampshire VET Centers

Auburn

15 Dartmouth Drive, Suite 202

Auburn, NH 03032

603-623-4204

 

Berlin

515 Main Street Suite 2

Gorham, NH 03581

603-752-2571

 

Hooksett

1461 Hooksett Rd B6

Hookset, NH 03106

603-668-7060

 

Keene

640 Marlboro Rd

Keene, NH 03431

603-358-4950

USC School of Social Work (2011)