PTSD was one of the key organizing issues around which VVA was founded. William Schlenger, lead investigator for the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study (NVVLS), spoke at the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Leadership & Education Conference in Wichita. He confirmed what many of us know. PTSD stays with some Vietnam veterans for decades after the war. Even with treatment, PTSD can be something to manage for a lifetime - for veterans and for their families.

A psychology graduate student at Purdue University is looking for Vietnam, Persian Gulf and OIF/OEF veterans to participate in a doctoral study, which will examine veterans’ help-seeking attitudes related to PTSD and suicide that will beused to develop model interventions for decreasing stigma. If you are interested in participating, please contact Azi Ghaffari at

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PTSD Brochure.pdf

PTSD - What Every Veteran - And Every Veteran’s Family - Should Know

Suicide Risk And Prevention

PTSD Brochure 1.pdf

PTSD Does Not Mean You’re Crazy

Spirituality And PTSD In Vietnam Combat Veterans

By Margaret Nelson-Pechota, Ph.D.

American Academy Of Experts In Traumatic Stress

Suicide Risk And Prevention.pdf