International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
The ISTSS is dedicated to sharing information about the effects of traumatic stress and reducing its long-term consequences. The website provides research and resources, educational materials, and treatment guidelines for traumatic stress and PTSD.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
The NCCAM is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and is dedicated to research about health practices and treatments that are not typically considered part of traditional Western medicine. The NCCAM provides information about trauma and stress and studies about potentially effective alternative treatments, as well as warnings about health risks from fraudulent treatments.
National Institute of Mental Health
The NIMH is part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health and conducts research and provides information about mental health conditions and services. Its website offers information about many kinds of mental health disorders, including traumatic stress.
RAINN: The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network
A U.S.-based organization, RAINN provides information about avoiding, surviving, and recovering from sexual assault. The National Sexual Assault Hotline is available online over the RAINN website or by telephone. In addition, the website provides a directory of international resources.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
+1-800-232-4636 (24-hour health information hotline, Monday through Friday)
The U.S. government agency is a public source for information on common diseases, disorders, and treatments. The CDC website provides information about sickness and disease, healthy living, safety and emergency care, and disaster preparedness and response.
The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization, the public health arm of the United Nations, monitors global health conditions and follows emerging disease outbreaks around the world. It provides comprehensive guidelines for travelers regarding vaccination, sanitation, and disease prevention, as well as travel warnings and restrictions.
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