PTSD TREATMENT ASSISTANCE INITIATIVE
Assisting support groups and medical professionals actively treating veterans and first-responders
Mission Transition’s PTSD Treatment Assistance Initiative, offers clinicians and therapists and support groups actively in treating veterans and first-responders with PTSD an inspirational location to meet, that promotes healing and recovery.
Mission Transition is dedicated to increasing community awareness and help our veterans and first-responders overcome PTSD and strengthen families. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Center for PTSD, Trauma-focused psychotherapies is the most highly recommended type of treatment for PTSD. “Trauma-focused” means that the treatment focuses on the memory of the traumatic event or its meaning. If you are a clinician, therapist or represent a support group, treating our nations heroes who suffer from PTSD Mission Transition invites you to participate in its PTSD Treatment Assistance Initiative.
According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Center for PTSD,
The trauma-focused psychotherapies with the strongest evidence are:
- Prolonged Exposure (PE)
Teaches you how to gain control by facing your negative feelings. It involves talking about your trauma with a provider and doing some of the things you have avoided since the trauma.
- Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Teaches you to reframe negative thoughts about the trauma. It involves talking with your provider about your negative thoughts and doing short writing assignments.
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Helps you process and make sense of your trauma. It involves calling the trauma to mind while paying attention to a back-and-forth movement or sound (like a finger waving side to side, a light, or a tone).
If you suffer from PTSD and need help right away:
- Call National Center for PTSD: 1-800-273-8255
Press “1” if you are a Veteran.
- Chat online with a National Center for PTSD counselor
- Call 911 or visit a local emergency room