Grants for PTSD

We can all experience life changing moments at any time in our life. For those who are fortunate, this may be for something good but for some unlucky ones, this may be the start of unending nightmares and daily struggles to survive. If you are lucky, you may prosper and live your dream; otherwise you may not even be able to go past your door for fear of the outside world. Post-traumatic stress disorder or PSTD can affect anyone who has experienced events that are life-threatening to say the least. Such events include physical or sexual abuse, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and military or combat exposure. Those who are going through PSTD after these events become scared, angry or confused continually even after a long time, disrupting their lives, and making it hard for them to continue their normal daily activities. Those who are going through these hardships need all the help they can get and government grants for PSTD can provide them with financial assistance to help them get the treatment they require.

Mental Health Research Grants – this grant is spearheaded by the Department of Health and Human Services. It supports research that results to the understanding of the psychological, biological and functional changes that occurs during mental illnesses including PSTD. The ultimate goal of this grant is to find means to prevent and cure metal disorders. Eligible to receive this grant are private and public agencies, both for-profit and non-profit, and institutions engaged in academic or research pursuits. Average amount of grant is $430,000 although it is possible to receive up to more than $8 million. You can get more information about this grant here:

National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 6147, MSC 9609
Rockville, MD 20852
Telephone: (301) 443-3367
Fax: (301) 443-4720

Mental Health Research Career/Scientist Development Awards – This program was established to support research related to the causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of behavioral disorders and mental illnesses which includes PTSD. Grants are given to support research for up to 5 years with funds amounting to $90,000 a year. Average grant amount is more than $150,000. You can get more information from their headquarters located at:

National Institute of Mental Health
6001 Executive Blvd, Room 6147, MSC 9609,
Bethesda, MD 20892-9609
Telephone: (301) 443-3367
Fax: (301) 443-4720 (FAX)

The United States Department of Veterans Affairs has the National Center for PTSD that can help US veterans suffering from PTSD through education, research and training. The center doesn’t provide clinical care directly to patients although they are at the forefront of PTSD research that aims to promote better understanding and advance the science involved in PTSD. At some point, they had a grant program for equine therapy for veterans with PTSD. For more information on how the center can help you, please email them at or call the PTSD Information Line at their telephone number: (802) 296-6300.

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