Stress is a natural reaction to experiencing a traumatic or life-threatening event. Not everyone copes with stressful situations in the same way. Usually, the stress is temporary and subsides as the traumatic event is maintained or eliminated. However, there are instances when the traumatic event makes such a strong impression, that those experiencing it may have a more difficult time handling the stress and memories of that event. This may impact one's ability to perform daily functions, interact normally with family and friends, and maintain gainful employment.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop if stress reactions persist or worsen. Without proper and timely treatment, PTSD can become chronic and permanent.
PTSD & Veterans
PTSD has had many titles over the years and is most commonly recognized in military members and veterans. The condition has been known as Soldier's Heart, Shell Shock, Battle Fatigue, War Neurosis, and Vietnam Syndrome. PTSD is not a lone attacker, the family and friends will also experience and witness the effects of this condition.
There is help is available. As the Department of Veteran Affairs formally recognized PTSD as a treatable condition, Vet Centers were established. Vet Centers provide a safe place where veterans can walk in, share their experiences, and ask for help. Our closest Vet Center may be contacted at 609-882-5744. Their address is:
934 Parkway Avenue
Ewing, NJ 08618-2308
Trenton Vet Center
The Trenton Vet Center, in conjunction with the Burlington County Department of Military and Veterans Services offers the following services at the Human Services Facility in Westampton.
- Readjustment PTSD Counseling: Mondays and Tuesdays
- Group Counseling: Wednesday and Thursday evening
The address of the Human Services Facility is:
945 Woodlane Road
Westampton, NJ 08060
For more information, contact the Trenton Vet Center by calling 609-882-5744, or call our office at 609-265-5008.