Here are some introductory resources to help service members or veterans who might be struggling with PTSD.

National Center for PTSD

From its website: The mission of the National Center for PTSD is to advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's Veterans and others who have experienced trauma, or who suffer from PTSD, through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders.

Defense Suicide Prevention Office

Military Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 or

From its website: MCL connects Service members in crisis and their families with qualified, caring VA professionals through a confidential toll-free hotline and online chat.

Crisis Centers

Crisis Clinic (Seattle): 206-461-3210 or

From its website: Crisis Clinic serves all people (in physical, emotional and financial crisis) with an emphasis on serving King County residents.

Crisis Clinic of the Peninsulas (Bremerton): 360-479-3033 or

From its website: To provide crisis intervention, utilizing state of the science delivery systems, information and referral services, and supportive listening by telephone to people in the community who are experiencing situational distress.

Volunteers of America/Crisis Response Services (Everett): 425-259-3191 or

From its website: Volunteers of America 24 Hour Crisis Line offers emotional support and crisis intervention to individuals in crisis or considering suicide.