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This website gives a very detailed description about what PTSD is, and ways it can be managed, commonly asked questions, and a variety of additional resources.
For more information on the latest research about PTSD, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is an excellent resource.
The VA is an excellent resource for information about what PTSD is, how it is best treated, research, how to cope with it, helping family members understand it, etc. Please keep in mind that there are many forms of trauma that could cause PTSD, not just war trauma.
The Blue Bench (formerly RAAP) is an organization that specializes in advocating for victims of sexual assault. They are located in Denver, CO. Their website is a resource for people who have been a victim of sexual assault, have a loved one who has been a victim of sexual assault, or anyone passionate about this issue.
Sometimes people with trauma and/or PTSD develop addictions. DrugRehab.com is an organization dedicated to providing resources and tools to help people overcome addiction on their road to recovery. Their resources include information on understanding and treating PTSD and other trauma disorders as well as addiction.
An article that discusses how trauma can affect sleep.
There are many different types of chronic illnesses people are suffering from. For people who have one or more chronic illnesses it often helps to connect with others who are suffering from the same or similar illness. One helpful way of doing this is via blogs and websites. I hope the list below will be helpful towards that end - though the list is not by any means exhaustive!
This is the original blog post about "The Spoon Theory" which is a way of looking at chronic fatigue that is helpful both for someone suffering from it, and to help their loved ones and friends get an idea of what it is like.
A Chronic Voice is a blog on what it is like to live with and work towards happiness when you have a chronic illness.
The Mighty is an excellent resource on a variety of topics related to chronic illness.
Pain Resource has the latest resources on how to cope with chronic pain.
Reachout is a support network for patients and caregivers fighting chronic conditions.
Below are blogs, websites, and videos categorized by chronic illness type.*
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
*Note: Some blogs are repeated because the person writing it has more than one chronic illness. This list is for informational purposes only - and should not be used as substitutes for medical treatment. This is not an exhaustive list and I plan to keep adding to it.
Videos to help people who are neurotypical understand what it is like to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and for people who have ASD to find words to express how they feel internally:
This is a helpful online resource for people who do have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to better understand how to safely navigate the internet: https://www.wizcase.com/blog/internet-safety-guide-for-people-with-autism-spectrum-disorders/#8%C2%A0%20%3Cbr%3E
The following are excellent blogs and articles if you or someone you love is grieving:
General Grief Resources:
Grief Around Identity Loss:
Grief After Job Loss:
Grief After Loss of a Parent:
Grief After Death of a Spouse:
Grief After Loss of a Marriage (Divorce):
Grief After Loss of a Child (or Your Child):
For Children Who are Grieving:
Grief After Neonatal Loss:
Grief After Abortion:
Grief After Loss of a Pet:
Grief After Suicide:
Grief and Addictions:
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