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AboutFace is dedicated to improving the lives of Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Here, Veterans can learn about PTSD, explore treatment options and, most importantly, hear real stories from other Veterans and their family members. They can also get advice from VA clinicians who have treated thousands of cases of PTSD.

AboutFace is produced by the VA's National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, the world's leading research and educational center of excellence on PTSD.  The Center is committed to improving the well-being of American Veterans through the advancement of research, education and training in the science, diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and stress related disorders.

 

What's on the site:

THE MAIN LANDING PAGES (Veteran, Clinician and Family):

Each of these pages has a list of topics on the left and a grid of people on the right. Choose a topic, click on a person and watch them tell their story. When you’re done, watch more of that individual or go back and select another speaker.

Go to the navigation bar at the top of the site, to find links to the following pages: 

IN DEPTH:

1. PTSD Profiles: These ten short films feature Veterans telling the stories of what caused their PTSD, how it affected them and what they did to get their lives back on track.

2. Therapies: Learn about Prolonged Exposure (PE) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) each from a Veteran's experience. 

PREVIEWS: 

These brief videos give you a quick sense of each of the topics on the Veteran page. They're also a good way to explain PTSD to others. You can download them or share them in email or social media.  

 

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