Military and PTSD Resources

APNA & Joining Forces
Joining Forces is First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative  which works with organizations such as APNA to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families have the tools they need to succeed throughout their lives.
General Resources
Find guides, tips and other resources for civilian mental health professionals and military consumers on:
  • Working with patients in the military
  • Navigating the VA's mental health system
  • Finding support when transferring to a new location
  • Treating servicemen returning from deployment
PTSD Resources
Resources from various organizations, including fact sheets, reports, clinical guidelines and more. Topics covered include:
  • Therapies and pharmacological approaches for treating PTSD
  • Current PTSD research
  • US military's guidelines and policies regarding PTSD
Traumatic Brain Injury Resources
Includes resources from the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and others on topics such as:
  • Treating patients with lingering symptoms of mild TBI
  • Patient education
  • Cognitive rehabilitation
  • Associated long-term health effects
Educational Opportunities
Find announcements about upcoming and current educational opportunities on military mental health, post-traumatic stress disorder, and traumatic brain injury from sources such as
  • Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury
  • APNA
APNA Continuing Education
Presentations from past APNA Conferences in webinar and podcast format available in the APNA eLearning Center. APNA members can use their bonus points to access the content at little to no cost. Sessions include information on:
  • PTSD and chronic pain
  • Women as combat veterans
  • PTSD related sleep disturbances
Military Mental Health & Resiliency Discussion Group
Join the Military Mental Health & Resiliency Community on Member Bridge to discuss this important topic and swap info with your APNA colleagues. Share resources, ask questions, weigh in on issues important to military mental health.

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