Care for Women Veterans Helps Reservist After Injury, PTSD and More
Years after a training injury, followed by posttraumatic stress disorder and other challenges, Brenda finds the support she needs through care specifically made to help women Veterans.
3-minute readPTSD, Nightmares, Physical Injury, Jobs and Employment, Financial and Legal Issues
Finding Support From Fellow Veterans To Cope With Trauma
“I wish I would have done it sooner”: A Veteran’s story of seeking support from other Veterans and finding relief from memories of trauma.
4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Nightmares, Problems with Alcohol, Family and Relationships
Trauma, Transitioning and Treatment
Two Veterans discuss the traumas of their combat service in Iraq, the difficulties they faced when they transitioned out of the U.S. Army, and the therapies that worked for them.
4-minute readNightmares, Family and Relationships, Transitioning From Service, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trouble Sleeping, Problems with Alcohol
Healing To Live; Living To Heal
After Navy service, Aaron purposely pulled away from his loved ones, thinking he was protecting himself emotionally. Then he reached a new conclusion: He had to start living to start healing.
2-minute readAnger and Irritability, Nightmares, Transitioning From Service
Turning Pain Into Prose
When Sarge returned from three combat tours in Vietnam, his waking hours were punctuated by bouts of hypervigilance and rage, and his sleep was fraught with nightmares. As part of his healing process, Sarge started writing down the thoughts that were too hard to voice. His words became poems, then music, and then his salvation.
3-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Nightmares
Stay Safe and Connected
When physically distancing from others, it’s important to prevent social isolation from setting in. In fact, during these stressful times, it may be more important than ever to connect emotionally with others and practice various methods of self-care to support your mental health.
2-minute readAnger and Irritability, Jobs and Employment, Family and Relationships, Trouble Sleeping, Nightmares, Stress and Anxiety
Serving as a Navy Seabee, Phillip escaped certain death when an unseen hand rescued him from a mudslide in Honduras. A decade later, when he found himself mired in PTSD, anger, aggression, and drug use, it was VA that pulled him up. Now, Phillip is a state-certified peer specialist, offering a helping hand to other Veterans in crisis.
5-minute readPTSD, Family and Relationships, Problems with Drugs, Nightmares, Homelessness
Living With Chronic Pain
Marie faced chronic pain after serving in the U.S. Army and deploying to Iraq. Through group therapy at VA, she learned she wasn’t alone.
3-minute readAnger and Irritability, PTSD, Trouble Sleeping, Depression, Nightmares
Having Trouble Sleeping?
Learn about how deployment schedules, trauma, and other challenges can impact Veterans’ sleep cycles and cause physical and mental health issues.
3-minute readTrouble Sleeping, Nightmares
Overcoming PTSD: 3 Vietnam War Veterans’ Stories
These stories highlight how symptoms of PTSD affected three Vietnam Veterans years after the war — and how these Veterans found support for their mental health challenges.
6-minute readPTSD, Depression, Nightmares