Resource Information - Video and File Attachments

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. 

Take a moment to drop us a line if you have any questions.

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)


Helping Someone with PTSD (pdf)


PTSD Symptoms Self-Help Treatment (pdf)


Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Stress.htm (pdf)


Recovering from Rape and Sexual Trauma (pdf)


PTSD in the Military - Veterans (pdf)


Coping with Emotional and Psychological Trauma (pdf)


Traumatic Stress (pdf)


Child Trauma Toolkit (pdf)


eBook - Playing with Anxiety (pdf)


Circle of Women

The power of women coming together in song and dance! ‘Circle of Women’ by Nalini Blossom.

The Stand Up Kid - Time to Change

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!

Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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.  

Common Symptoms:

  • Emotional Flashbacks
  • Sense of Threat
  • Avoidance 
  • Emotional Regulation 
  • Negative Self Concept
  • Interpersonal Problems

What PTSD is Really Like

“It may never be the same, but it can get better.”

In Our Own Words: When I talked to my Friends and Family

Fight Depression

FIGHT DEPRESSION - Powerful Motivational Video [2018]

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

 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.

What is Addiction? [Gabor Maté]

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".