Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Connecting to Research and Resources

June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month, organized by the National Center for PTSD at the Department of Veterans Affairs. PTSD is a mental health condition that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, such as combat, an accident, a disaster, or an assault. People who have experienced recent events like the COVID pandemic and episodes of violence in the community may be at risk of developing PTSD. PTSD can be a disabling mental health condition for some individuals, and it can affect many areas of life. Researchers and developers in the NIDILRR community and elsewhere have created a myriad of resources to help people with PTSD and their families stay safe and connected to their community and to support the important work of the professionals who provide care and treatment.

Get the facts

Connect with Apps

  • The BreatheWell app for Android watches, designed with assistance from the NIDILRR-funded App Factory, is designed to assist people with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and PTSD in managing stress through diaphragmatic breathing.
  • The National Center for PTSD has curated a collection of apps for self-help, treatment companions, and other related issues.
  • The NARIC collection includes a factsheet, originally published by the AbleData project, describing even more apps for managing PTSD symptoms.

Explore the Research

Try your own search using the REHABDATA Advanced Search page.

If you or someone you care for is experiencing PTSD and needs support, please reach out to one of these resources to find help in your community:

  • Find support and counseling through SAMHSA’s National Helpline or its Disaster Distress Helpline, or the Veterans Crisis Line from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • After July 16, 2022, individuals can dial 988 to reach a nationwide crisis helpline.
  • Community-level information and referral is available through, where a specialist can connect patrons to local support services and organizations.
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