Well in Mind Self-Care Tip of the Week
June is PTSD Awareness Month!
Below is a curated list of resources for those living with or supporting someone else living with PTSD
- Buddy Check 22
- Kankaee County VA Clinic: https://www.hines.va.gov/locations/kankakee.asp
- Clove Alliance: For survivors of sexual violence (formerly KCCASA) https://clovealliance.org/
- Project Headspace and Timing
- The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour hotline for anyone in emotional distress: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). There is also an online Lifeline Chat available from 5 pm to 1 am EST, weekdays.
- The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with VA responders through a 24/7 hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255), PRESS 1. There is also a 24/7 online Confidential Veterans Chat or text message support at 838255.
- The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers 24/7 anonymous access to shelters and domestic violence programs as well as legal advocacy, public education, and training: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 (TTY).
- The National Sexual Assault Hotline operated by RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is a 24/7 resource to link victims to counseling and legal advice: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). There is also a National Sexual Assault Online Hotline for messaging.
- The National Child Abuse Hotline is a 24/7 resource you can contact if you suspect a child is being abused, if you fear you might hurt your child, or if you have been abused: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453).
- Fire/EMS Helpline: 1-888-731-FIRE (3473)– This is a part of NVFC’s Share the Load program, which provides support and access to information to help first responders and their families deal with issues such as stress, addiction, depression, and PTSD.
- Hero First offers a warmline, peer support and other resources for first responders.
Call 911 or Go to the nearest Emergency Room
Contact the Veterans Crisis Line:
- 1-800-273-8255, press 1
- Send a text to 838255
- Chat online Confidential Veterans Chat
- PTSD Coach https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/ptsdcoach_app.asp
- PTSD Family Coach https://www.ptsd.va.gov/appvid/mobile/familycoach_app.asp
- National Center for PTSD: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/index.asp
- Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Family and Friends: https://www.ptsd.va.gov/publications/print/understandingptsd_family_booklet.pdf
- How to Cope with Stress from News and Events from Cleveland Clinic
- 5 Ways to Cope with the News from Northwestern Medicine
- Why we Need Trauma-Informed Workplaces from Harvard Business Review
- Coping with Traumatic Events from the National Institute of Mental Health
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers from the National Association of School Psychologists
- Managing Traumatic Stress as a Health Care Professional
- First Responder Resiliency Resources
- 911 At Ease International provides access to free trauma-informed counseling for first responders and families, including police, fire, paramedics, emergency medical personnel and other essential agencies.
- 1st Help offers quick access to organizations assisting first responders with a range of topics from peer support to mental health care and financial aid.
- You Responder Strong is an interactive site that you can personalize with tools and resources for self-care.
Well In Mind is here for you. Call 815-933-2240 to schedule an appointment or to ask about your EAP benefits.