Sam came home from serving in the Marines feeling lost. Therapy helped him process his traumatic combat experiences and grief. Finding his new purpose as a teacher and mentor also helped him heal.
3-minute readSuicide, Anger and Irritability, Transitioning From Service, Feelings of Hopelessness, Depression
This Mental Health Month, Veterans describe how mental health care changed their lives. Their feelings of hope and lightness are shared by many other Veterans.
3-minute readSuicide, Military Sexual Trauma, PTSD, Anger and Irritability, Problems with Alcohol
Despite his many professional successes, Fred couldn’t outrun the survivor’s guilt he experienced after losing an air crew in a mission over Iraq. Therapy at VA, including EMDR treatment to reprocess his thoughts, allowed Fred to rediscover an emotion he didn’t realize he’d been missing.
2-minute readPTSD, Transitioning From Service, Suicide
When a friend called Matt to say, “If you ever run into my family or anything, will you just tell ‘em that I love ‘em,” Matt rushed over to help. Two things happened: He helped save a life, and he realized that maybe he needed help, too.
4-minute readFeelings of Hopelessness, Suicide