PTSD Phone Numbers For Assistance
On this site, you will find a video report on Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, featuring two Tri-Cities veterans who are learning to live life a new way after the trauma of war. It's a story you'll want to watch.
Nearly twenty percent of all soldiers are diagnosed with PTSD. It is something veterans receive brief education on as their duty ends. However, the more knowledge about the disorder a veteran has, the more likely he/she is to get help early. Because families and friends are a crucial part of a soldier's re-entry into civilian life, they also must understand PTSD and its symptoms.
If you want information or need help, the phone numbers to call are: The Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Walla Walla at 509-525-5200. Another resource is the Community Based Outpatient Clinic in the Tri-Cities. Call 509-946-1020. Pointman Ministries also offers support. To learn more, call Central United Protestant Church at 509-943-1143.
Soldiers coming home ought to sign up with the VA directly after returning to the U.S. It will greatly expedite the process should help be needed somewhere down the line. If help is not needed, a soldier will remain registered.