Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health problem that can be developed after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault. It can affect anyone, including our military veterans, educators, and students.
PTSD-related suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. Proposed solutions to this problem include increasing knowledge about the issue, understanding target groups, and using state resources to help those in crisis.
Myriad resources exist to assist with suicide prevention by cause of posttraumatic stress disorder. The resources you’ll find on this site cover basic information–including the definition of PTSD, how one contracts the mental illness, and symptoms to watch for. Three major target groups–veterans, children/adolescents, and the general population–and therapies to assist them each respectfully are included, in addition to an interactive map with the appropriate Suicide Crisis Hotlines by state.