This course discusses ways that family members can support their loved one with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Referred to as an invisible wound, your Veteran family member may be suffering, but might be hesitant to talk about the issue. Although living with the symptoms of PTSD is different for every person, this video shows steps you can take to help alleviate that suffering. Narrator Dr. Ted Bonar advises family members to be patient, to listen and not judge, and not force a conversation. Giving that support with patience, persistence, great love, and care is important.
HELPING YOU HELP VETERANS
Our clinical team is here to support you in your role by offering a listening ear and informed guidance throughout your experience. Allow us to help you select courses relevant and applicable to your needs or provide you with local and national resources for additional support services. We are here to provide you with empathetic assistance regarding the many different situations in which you might work with or care for a Veteran in your life.
Contact Our Clinical Support Line: 844-779-2427, Press 1
Clinical Support Center Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday 7:00 AM-3:30 PM PST
For Emergencies: Call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, press 1 or Text 838255
Our Clinical Support Center is not a crisis line and we are not able to provide emergency services.