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Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a form of anxiety which is caused by experiencing one or more distressing events such as the death of a loved one, witnessing or experiencing violence or illness.

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, worksheets, video and podcasts and services available in West Lothian which can help you better understand PTSD and find ways to manage these difficult situations.

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.


Factsheets

These factsheets will help you understand what PTSD is, its causes and the different types of support that are available.

Factsheet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from Re-think Mental Illness

Factsheet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from Mind

Factsheet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

Factsheet on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from NHS Inform

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information to help manage your PTSD symptoms and boost your mood.

Self-care for PTSD from Mind

Self-help resources on PTSD from Get Self-help

A guide to understanding and managing PTSD from Help Guide

Self-help resources on PTSD from Psychology Tools

Positive affirmation for PTSD from the Wellness Society

Self-help resources on PTSD from Healthy Place

Worksheets

Here are some worksheets and activities you can try in your own time.

10 Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) worksheets and practices from Positive Psychology

Services

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you.


Improve your wellbeing

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