"An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behaviour." - Concentration-camp survivor Viktor Frankl [hr] This thread is intended as a âquick reference guideâ for those who feel they may need help. Please post any guidance you feel would be useful for those who wish to seek help related to PTSD. Also, any guidance for friends and family, or even employers, to enable them to get help for those suffering would be welcome. Routes to help. For those serving, the first port of call is the padre or MO. For those ex-service personnel you should first speak to your GP. [hr] As I understand it, these routes can sometimes be very difficult. Any suggestions for other routes to assistance would be very useful. (Combat stress for example) Please share any experiences, good and bad, with your chosen route to help. There is also a lot of information on the web about PTSD. Included below are some links to support organisations and related articles. Please read. One of the common themes to many of these sites is; You are NOT alone. Combat Stress Ex-services mental welfare society. NHS Direct Site contains information of NHS treatments for PTSD and it also contains some related information. National Institue for Clinical Excellence Site has a number of reports containing useful infomation. Related article in Psychology Today magazine. PTSD.org.uk Some useful and concise information on PTSD. Arrse thread - Treatment on the NHS for PTSD Arrse thread - PTSD and homeless ex-servicemen Arrse thread - (US) veterans twice as likley to commit suicide Related Forum Thread on military.com Arrse Thread - PTSD Arrse Thread - PTSD Arrse Thread - BMJ - Mental Health and Overstretch - UK Forces Arrse Thread -Should Veterans have right to treatment on NHS? link to Canadian support site with some useful information Link to an Australian site with some useful information Link to Reserves Mental Health Program Contact Number 0800 0326258 Arrse Thread on "Reserves Mental Health Program" There is some useful info on the program. Arrse thread on a University of essex report on the mental health of young soldiers. BBC article discussing PTSD [hr] I will edit this post to include useful links, books and suggested routes to help as they are posted. Lastly, I am not an expert in this subject so any assistance or corrections of any errors I may make would be greatly appreciated. Edited repeatedly to add related threads. Edited to fix broken links. Please PM me if you find broken links, ta.