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Crisis management in children and adolescents: Information for parents and caregiver.
This document discusses the potential reactions, including suicidal ideation, of children and adolescents to traumatic events.
Dealing with the effects of trauma: A self-help guide

Geared toward mental health consumers, this document offers guidance on coping with the mental health effects of trauma and taking charge of one's own recovery. It discusses the process of seeking help from a professional care provider, and lists daily and long-range activities to feelbetter.


Gulf War and health: Volume 8: Update of health effects of serving in the Gulf War

In this report, the IOM determines that Gulf War service causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that service is associated with multisymptom illness; gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome; alcohol and other substance abuse; and anxiety disorders and other psychiatric disorders. To ensure that our veterans receive the best possible care, now and in the future, the government should continue to monitor their health and conduct research to identify the best treatments to assist Gulf War veterans still suffering from persistent, unexplained illnesses.

Handbook for family and friends of service members: Before, during, and after deployment

Physical Location/Acquisition Information: Up to five copies can be ordered free of charge from SAMHSA
This handbook and DVD prepares family and friends of military service members with information to better understand and cope with the range of emotions and stress that often accompany deployment. Covers before, during, and after deployment and includes referrals to tools and resources.

Invisible wounds of war: Psychological and cognitive injuries, their consequences, and services to assist recovery

The study discussed in this monograph focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and traumatic brain injury among veterans. All three conditions affect mood, thoughts, and behavior; yet these wounds often go unrecognized and unacknowledged.


Post-traumatic stress disorder research fact sheet

Highlights several important areas in NIMH post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) focused research, including: possible risk factors; treating the disorder; and next steps for PTSD research.


Post-traumatic stress disorder: DOD needs to identify the factors its providers use to make mental health evaluation referrals for servicemembers

This report discusses the benefits that servicemembers supporting Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) receive for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and recommends that DOD identify factors that its providers use in issuing referrals for further mental health evaluations.


PTSD and suicide
This fact sheet explores the relation between PTSD and suicide. It also addresses important details about understanding and coping with suicide.

Save a Friend: Tips for Teens to Prevent Suicide

This webpage discusses risk factors related to traumatic events, warning signs for suicide among fellow students, and ways in which friends can respond and access help.


Times of tragedy: Preventing suicide in troubled children and youth, Part I, Tips for parents and schools

This webpage discusses the risk factors related to traumatic events, warning signs for suicide among teens for parents and teachers, and ways in which parents and teachers can respond and access help.

Treating the invisible wounds of war

This series of three online courses series is designed to assist primary care physicians, case workers, mental health providers - who may see a veteran or family member on an unrelated issue - develop a better understanding of the culture in which veterans and their families live and work, and provide best practices for identifying, assessing and treating mental health disorders that result from the trauma of war: Part 1 - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Part 2 - Traumatic Brain Injury; Part 3 - Issues of Women Returning from Combat.

Treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: An assessment of the evidence

This book was created because the Institute of Medicine�s (IOM) Committee on the Treatment of PTSD was charged by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to review and assess the evidence of the efficacy of pharmacologic and psychologic treatment modalities for PTSD.