Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
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National. 3 support networks. Founded 1995. Support and information network for individuals whose lives have been touched by aviation accidents. Separate networks for airplane accident survivors, families and friends of persons killed in airplane accidents and persons involved in the rescue, recovery and investigation of crashes. Information, referrals and phone support.
National. 2,300 members. Founded 1975. Support and advocacy for victims and survivors of violent crimes and disasters. Newsletter, information, referrals, phone help, conferences, crisis response training and group development guidelines. Referrals to local self-help groups. Dues $50 (individual); $200 (organization).
National Organization for Victim Assistance
510 King St., Suite 424
Alexandria, VA 22314
Voice: 1-800-879-6682 or 703-535-6682
National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research.
Anxiety and Depression Assoc. Americ
8730 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
National. Opportunity to connect with other trauma survivors, share experiences, learn how to better manage life after a serious injury and gain support and hope from others. Support groups are facilitated by a trauma survivor. Group members have different types of injuries (head injuries, leg injuries, multiple trauma) resulting from different types of events (motor vehicle crashes, falls, gunshot wounds). Guest speakers. Online support forums for trauma survivors and their families and friends.
c/o American Trauma Society
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, VA 22046
Voice: 1-800-556-7890 or 703-241-5603