Topic: “Feeling on Edge”
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 readFeelings of Hopelessness, Feeling on Edge, Depression, Stress and Anxiety
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 readPTSD, Feeling on Edge, Family and Relationships
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 readTransitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol