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Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Resources

A collection of resources curated for psychiatric-mental health nurses: From toolkits to graduate school listings, the APNA Resource Center is your first access point for information on topics across the spectrum of psychiatric-mental health nursing.

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Prescribing for Older Veterans with PTSD

An overview of best practices for prescribing to older veterans with PTSD.
Military Mental HealthPTSD

PTSD and Dementia

One in a series of courses designed to address key areas related to PTSD that impact service members and veterans.
Military Mental HealthPTSD

Assessment and Treatment of Sleep Problems in PTSD – Background

A course that focuses on sleep disturbance, one of the most common issues for individuals with PTSD.
Military Mental HealthPTSD

PTSD 101: PTSD and Reintegration Challenges

A training on the process of individuals with PTSD transitioning from a combat deployment to home life.
ResearchTraumatic Brain Injury

Research Updates

Research updates from on all current research regarding TBI, from cognitive symptoms to brain injury rehabilitation.


A wealth of resources based upon NIMH's PTSD-focused research.
Military Mental HealthPTSD

National Center for PTSD Continuing Education

From the VA, free in-depth continuing education resources for the Professional community concerned with trauma.

Psychological and Pharmacological Treatments for Adults With PTSD: A Systematic Review Update

AHRQ Clinician Summary of research review of best strategies for reducing PTSD symptoms in adults.
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Military Kids Connect

Interactive site is designed to help military kids support one another and learn coping and resilience-building skills.
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Veterans Online Self-Help Resource Center

Created by the Department of Veterans Affairs Mental Health Services, offers confidential, free, online services to help veterans address challenges associated with transitioning to civilian life.
PMH-RNSuicide Prevention

Mental Health Environment of Care Checklist

Developed for VA Hospitals to use to review inpatient mental health units to identify and abate environmental hazards that could increase the chance of patient suicide or self-harm. In-
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Suicide Prevention Interventions and Referral/Follow-up Services: A Systematic Review

Examines recent research on suicidal self-directed violence and reviews relevant literature.