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PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident or sexual assault.
If you are currently in an emotional crisis and need immediate help, call the Veterans Crisis Line to speak confidentially with a qualified crisis counselor at 988, and Press 1. You can also text 838255 or chat with a qualified responder online.