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Topic: “Feeling on Edge”

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Learn more and watch videos of Veterans sharing their experiences with feeling on edge and what they did to get on a path to recovery.

When To Start Talking With a Veteran About Mental Health

For many Veterans, an open conversation about mental health with a loved one makes it easier to address mental health challenges in therapy.

5-minute read

Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Military Sexual Trauma

Anniversary Effect Recalls Valencia’s Trauma

For years after serving in the Navy, Valencia experienced the “anniversary effect,” which occurs when the date or even the season in which a trauma occurred triggers an unexpected emotional reaction — sometimes long after the event.

4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Feeling on Edge, Depression, Stress and Anxiety

Managing Sensory Triggers

Three Veterans talk about the VA resources that taught them how to manage their sensory triggers.

3-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Stress and Anxiety, Feeling on Edge

Getting Help Shows Strength

A deployment with the Army in Afghanistan that led to a long separation from her toddler daughter left Nicole depressed and hypervigilant. After getting the treatment she needed at VA for adjustment disorder and PTSD, Nicole learned that she had the inner strength and resources to seek help again whenever she might need it.

3-minute read

PTSD, Feeling on Edge, Family and Relationships

Steps for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

Veterans’ sleep can be affected by traumatic experiences, a racing mind, or old military routines, but there are steps you can take to create a healthier sleep routine.

5-minute read

Transitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol

Handling Summer’s Challenges

Learn tips for Veterans to help cope with reactions to fireworks, large crowds, and social gatherings during the summer.

4-minute read

Feeling on Edge, Noise or Light Irritation

Tips for Managing Stress Around the Holidays

Information for military Veterans on ways to manage stress around the holiday season.

4-minute read

Family and Relationships, Feeling on Edge

4th of July: A Time to Celebrate and Remember

We’ve gathered a few pointers to help make the 4th of July enjoyable for all — especially those who have served our country in the military.

2-minute read

Feeling on Edge, Noise or Light Irritation