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Traumatic and Post Traumatic Stress — Online Support Groups | April 19, 2014

It’s incredible. When I researched resources for Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, there weren’t many.

An embarrassing shortage, considering the magnitude of need.

That’s the sad news.

The good news is that I found loads of all kinds of different stress disorder support groups online.

This is just a small sampling of different Traumatic Stress and Post Traumatic Stress support groups.

To find more, simply type in your subject and look for forums or support groups.

There’s a wealth of wonderful resources for those who have shared whatever trauma you’ve suffered.

Here is just a small example of the groups. But there are hundreds of others available…

GENERAL

Psychology and Mental Health Forums http://www.psychforums.com
Acute Stress Disorder http://www.psychforums.com/acute-stress/
Child Abuse http://www.psychforums.com/child-abuse/
Domestic Abuse http://www.psychforums.com/domestic-abuse/
Kinds of Abuse http://www.psychforums.com/abuse-issues/
Panic Disorder http://www.psychforums.com/panic-disorder/
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder http://www.psychforums.com/post-traumatic-stress/
Rape and Sexual Assault http://www.psychforums.com/rape-sexual-assault/
Sexual Abuse and Incest Forum http://www.psychforums.com/sexual-abuse-incest/

ABUSE

At Healthy Place — A forum for different kinds of abuse, focusing on domestic abuse and domestic violence. http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/psychological-abuse-definition-signs-and-symptoms/
Mended Wings — A place for survivors of physical, sexual, neglect, and/or emotional child abuse. http://mendedwings.proboards.com/
Pandora’s Project — Offers peer support to anyone who has been a victim of rape, sexual assault, or sexual abuse through their online support group. http://www.pandys.org/
Physical Abuse Online Support Group — A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with physical abuse, together. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/physical-abuse-discussions

ACCIDENTS

Accidents Online Support Group — A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with accidents, together. http://www.mdjunction.com/accidents

ANXIETY

Anxiety Chat Room — Befriend others living with the sometimes crippling world of anxiety. From social anxiety to generalized anxiety disorder and all in between, HealthfulChat is here for your use, an anxiety chat room, anxiety forums, and an anxiety social network. http://www.healthfulchat.org/anxiety-chat-room.html
Anxiety Zone — A community-operated support group for people living with anxiety disorders. Come in and introduce yourself. Share your story and get to know others who have been in similar situations. Whether it’s Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Clinical Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, or other things that make you feel anxious, everyone’s here to help and support one another. http://www.anxietyzone.com/

INJURIES

Sport Injuries Online Support Group — A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with sport injuries, together. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/sport-injuries-discussions

LOSS

Beyond Indigo — An excellent forum for those suffering from a loss. Whether it’s a family member, 911 loses, illness, injury, war, or recommendations for healing, there are 30 forums to help you deal with the acute trauma of loss. http://forums.grieving.com/

TRAUMA

Trauma Survivors Network — Tell your story or read others’ stories about life after an injury and the road to recovery. http://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/pages/survivor-stories
Give and Receive Peer Supporthttp://www.traumasurvivorsnetwork.org/forums

POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER

Courage Beyond at Centerstone — Provides confidential, no-cost or low-cost programs and services to warriors and their families facing PTSD and other invisible wounds of military service. https://couragebeyond.org/
Gift From WithinPTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers. This is a list for women who suffer or who have suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The purpose of this service is to give survivors the opportunity to connect emotionally with others about what they are feeling and experiencing. This support system also gives survivors the unique opportunity to help others in need. http://www.giftfromwithin.org/html/penpal.html
International Support Group (ISG) Veterans Advocate Group (Phone) 252-728-5460 http://www.amerak.com/isg/
National Center for PTSD — Provides web links to assist in coping and treatment following trauma. There is information and support for those who have been through a traumatic experience. http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Chat Room Offers you a venue to receive the support you need for post traumatic stress disorder. You are welcome to join their post traumatic stress disorder chat room, post traumatic stress disorder forums, and this post traumatic stress disorder social network; join any one to begin to be supported by your peers on your way to wellness. http://www.healthfulchat.org/ptsd-chat-room.html
Post Traumatic Stress Support Group — A community of patients, family members and friends dedicated to dealing with Post Traumatic Stress, together. http://www.mdjunction.com/forums/post-traumatic-stress-discussions/general-support
Vets4Vets — Helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans adjust to home. Vets4Vets is a non-partisan organization that is helping our troops heal from the psychological injuries of war through the use of peer support. http://winoverptsd.com/wp/tag/no-cost-support-group-for-combat-vets/
Veterans Crisis Line Website — Connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. http://veteranscrisisline.net/

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10 Comments »

  1. I read this paragraph completely regarding the comparison of most up-to-date
    and preceding technologies, it’s amazing article.

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    Comment by Brenda Anderson — April 19, 2014 @ 4:41 PM

  2. PTSD comes and goes

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    Comment by alan — April 21, 2014 @ 10:18 AM

  3. The heartbreak is, you don’t know when or where.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 21, 2014 @ 4:13 PM

    • I do know that there will be some after a seizure, but THAT’S what I don’t know.

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      Comment by alan — April 21, 2014 @ 9:53 PM

      • Well there’s all the additional damage that’s also possible.

        Which is what makes PTSD so nasty.

        Seizures are bad enough. Add on to it the possibility of depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and confusion and you’ve got a lot to deal with.

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        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 22, 2014 @ 10:42 AM

  4. There’s also the fact that seizures can cause additional brain damage

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    Comment by alan — April 23, 2014 @ 3:32 PM

  5. can’t the6? or am I imagining this

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    Comment by alan — April 23, 2014 @ 9:07 PM

  6. This is what NYU Epilepsy Center says: (I consider them the best of the best)

    Do seizures cause brain damage?

    Single brief seizures do not cause brain damage. Although tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures, lasting longer than 20 minutes may injure the brain, there is no evidence that shorter seizures, lasting less than 20 minutes, cause permanent injury to the brain.

    http://epilepsy.med.nyu.edu/epilepsy/frequently-asked-questions#sthash.nrNlRQs4.dpbs

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 24, 2014 @ 9:10 AM

  7. hello, i just want to say thank you to a great man who has turn my life around, who has made my life so peaceful i have been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder for years (PTSD). I have actually lost hope as i thought there is no cure until i meant Dr Olumba who made me smile again and restore my life.all i did was to follow all he ask and after that he promise he was going to cast the spell which him did and after that all was okay with me just like that i thought it was a dream but today am perfectly okay and living fine. If you are suffering from PSTD or any mental illness just contact him.Olumbamentalspellhome@gmail.com

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    Comment by andrew robert — October 17, 2014 @ 10:11 PM

  8. That is wonderful Andrew! Thanks for the good news that there IS light at the end of the tunnel.

    And thanks also for the link. Hopefully it will help many who are in the same situation as you were.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — October 18, 2014 @ 9:37 AM


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