The following resources provide helpful information about taking safety precautions to avoid injuries, and how to improve your quality of life if you have suffered a traumatic injury.
- Brain Injury Association of New Hampshire: A group that improves the quality of life for surviviors of brain injury and their families
- Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (New Hampshire Department of Safety): Improves the statewide EMS system to ensure excellence of out of hospital emergency medical care
- New Hampshire Chapter – National Spinal Cord Injury Association: Provides services to those individuals with spinal cord injuries and diseases, their families, and the community
- New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: Provides services for individuals, children, families and seniors and administers such programs and services as mental health, developmental disability, substance abuse, and public health
- Safety & Health Council of Northern New England: Provides resources for safety training and information in the Northern New England area
- Brain Injury Association of Vermont: Supports brain injury victims through prevention, education, research, and advocacy
- Vermont Office of EMS and Injury Prevention: Regulates and develops the Emergency Management System (EMS)
- Vermont SAFE Kids: Focuses on the prevention of unintentional injury
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Injury Center: Provides information on programs that improve the nation's health by preventing injury and violence
- Children's Safety Network: Provides resources for maternal and child health and injury prevention professionals in State and Territorial health departments
- Injury Prevention Web: Disseminates information for preventing injuries
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Dedicated to reducing the losses—deaths, injuries, and property damage—from crashes on the nation's highways
- Lids on Kids: Provides information on helmet safety and answers questions about helmet use, developed by the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) with the help of many others in the ski industry
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: Provides details on vehicle safety, driver licensing, compliance, defect enforcement, traffic law, and more
- Safe Kids Worldwide: Works toward reducing deaths and disabilities from unintentional injuries among children
- SeatCheck: Helps parents properly secure their children in motor vehicles
- Spinal Cord Injury Association: Maximizes the quality of life and opportunities for people with spinal cord injuries
- Think First: Prevents brain and spinal cord injuries through education
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Feelings of fear, anxiety, and depression are common conditions to suffer from after experiencing a life-threatening episode. The staff of the Trauma Program can assist you if you are suffering from some of these conditions, which are common symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
In addition, the Department of Psychiatry has a post-traumatic stress disorder program. You can learn more about PTSD on Dartmouth-Hitchcock's Healthwise® Health Encyclopedia.