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TRAUMA COMMUNITIES

We believe that finding a support community is critical to healing and long term recovery. The intent of this list is to provide a diverse listing that various members of the RAN community have found helpful. 


RAN, as an organization, does not endorse any community. If you have a concern about a community listed or would like to submit a community recommendation please click the "Recommend a Community" button.

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CRISIS TEXT LINE

Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the United States, anytime. Crisis Text Line is here for any crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from our secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

Mental Health America (MHA)'s work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.

The world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD and traumatic stress.

Because many people underestimate the developmental, emotional, psychological, and spiritual injuries that can result when people experience or witness traumatic events, Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, Inc. (formerly Foundation) is:

  • a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of international scope that helps people understand, recover from, and treat:

  • traumatic stress (including PTSD)

  • dissociative disorders, and

  • co-occurring issues, such as addictions, self injury, and suicidality.

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

APPS & OTHER RESOURCES

Learn about PTSD, manage stress, track your PTSD symptoms, and get support. PTSD Coach is free and secure. Download on Android and iOS. Highlights: Hospital Locator Available, Online Chat Option Available, Complete Directory Available.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help you live with unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and impulses without avoiding them or being controlled by them. In ACT, you are encouraged to commit to actions so that you can live your life by your values, even in the face of these unpleasant experiences. This app was developed for Veterans, Service members, and other people who are in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in consultation with a therapist.

CPT Coach is for those with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who are participating in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) with a professional mental healthcare provider. This app contains support materials for a complete course of CPT to help patients manage their treatment, including between session assignments, readings, PTSD symptom monitoring, and mobile versions of CPT worksheets.