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There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know. We hope you gain some new knowledge, share, and begin to see the community around us in a different light. This section will be updated monthly so please feel free to return as often as needed.
Living with mental illness may sometimes leave you feeling hopeless and alone.
Often, you may not know what’s wrong or you may even feel like you’ve done something wrong. Even when you do understand what’s happening, you may find it hard to talk about what you’re going through with friends and family.
The stigma associated with having a mental illness often makes it hard to talk openly about your feelings and experiences. We want you to know that help is available.
VATIC is a community where individuals struggling with mental health. A place to research what you’re experiencing to better understand recovery, tragedy, struggle and hope.
We hope this is the first step towards helping you get the support you need to feel better.
If you are suffering or know of someone experiencing symptoms of trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, or (complex)-PTSD, then please download one of these files or contact your local hospital for assistance.
What is PTSD (pdf)Download
Helping Someone with PTSD (pdf)Download
PTSD Symptoms Self-Help Treatment (pdf)Download
Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Stress.htm (pdf)Download
Recovering from Rape and Sexual Trauma (pdf)Download
PTSD in the Military - Veterans (pdf)Download
Coping with Emotional and Psychological Trauma (pdf)Download
Traumatic Stress (pdf)Download
Child Trauma Toolkit (pdf)Download
eBook - Playing with Anxiety (pdf)Download
Dr. Gabor Maté talks about the root causes of addiction and how to deal with them. This is taken from the Q&A part of TJ Dawe's show - "Medicine".
The power of women coming together in song and dance! ‘Circle of Women’ by Nalini Blossom.
We easily understand how beating a child may damage the developing brain, but what about the all-too-common psychological abuse of children? Because the abuse was not physical, these children may be told, as adults, that they should just “get over it.” Which is something we should never say, to anyone!
“It may never be the same, but it can get better.”
FIGHT DEPRESSION - Powerful Motivational Video 
I hope this video helps even just one person. Together we can stand up to the stigma surrounding mental health illnesses.
Commit to working on yourself and getting better, one day at a time.
Depression is different for everyone but it CAN be treated.
Live Spontaneous - Alan Watts
Spontaneity means letting go of routines and concrete plans. It means letting go of your fear of rejection, fear of change, fear of failure, fear of making mistakes, fear of embarrassment, and fear of criticism.
It literally means letting go of all the fears that are currently holding you back from living your life fully.
This video will discuss the causes, significant developmental arrests, symptoms, and recovery aspects of (Complex) PTSD.
As a community, It's important for us to learn; as it keeps us all moving forward.