Traditional health care settings have focused on “What’s wrong with you?” rather than “What happened to you?” There are many kinds of trauma including sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abuse, neglect, accident or illness, and so much more. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was first brought to the public attention in relation to war veterans, but PTSD can result from a variety of traumatic incidents affecting more than veterans. Trauma may not look the way you’d expect.

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Brain Development in Children

Parents can learn more about brain development in children from this Great KIDS Mental Health Series video podcast. (18:25 minutes)

What is PTSD?

This is a whiteboard video talking about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and how it can negatively affect a person's life. (3:37 minutes)

PTSD Affects Brain Function

Dr. Frank Ochberg, an acclaimed psychiatrist and a pioneer in trauma science, talks about the affects of PTSD on the brain. (11:03 minutes)

PTSD is NOT just for Veterans

PTSD is NOT just for Veterans! There are several groups of people that have higher statistical rates of PTSD then those involved with the military. (9:27 minutes)


This video, published by Kati Morton, a licensed marriage and family therapist, is designed to help educate us on post-traumatic stress disorder. (5:20 minutes)

What PTSD is Really Like

People living with PTSD share their personal stories, and what treatment has helped them. (3:56 minutes)

Diagnosed with PTSD and Depression

A TED talk video featuring Helen Fagan, who shares her story of having two mental health disorders. Helen shares her pain, as well as lessons and insights, in hopes of inspiring others. (16:56 minutes)

Trauma, Change, Resilience

This TED talk, featuring Dr. Megan McElheran, includes her work in diagnosing and treating psychologically-injured soldiers. (16:31 minutes)

Concerned you or someone you love suffers from trauma following exposure to a potentially traumatic event?


Complete the Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ)* below.
Only ten questions to quickly determine whether someone may need help.

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Trauma Screening Questionnaire (TSQ)


*It is recommended that the TSQ be offered at least 3-4 weeks post-trauma, to allow time for normal recovery processes to take place. If at that point an individual has 6 or more YES answers, a referral to a behavioral health practitioner is indicated, print out the results to take with you to your appointment.  If you live in Indiana and need help finding a behavioral health provider, visit Find Help or call (800) 284-8439.



This self-screening tool is not a substitute for clinical diagnosis or advice.  By using the screening tool, you agree to accept that the website’s owner and contributors are not responsible or liable for the outcome of the tool, the accuracy of the calculations, or any decisions or events which result from using it.  This website does not provide medical advice, but is intended to help people understand and address mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.