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Hiding Pain in Plain Sight

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.

July 24, 2020 | 2-minute read

PTSD, Transitioning From Service, Suicide

"I Couldn't Escape That Anymore"

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.

September 03, 2019 | 4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Suicide

After Decades, a Weight Is Lifted

After decades, a U.S. Navy Veteran finally confronts childhood sexual trauma.

November 07, 2017 | 5-minute read

Suicide, Problems with Alcohol

A 9/11 First Responder Confronts Painful Memories

After two harrowing days of searching through rubble at the Pentagon, Cliff went home, took off his gear, and put it away in a box — along with his painful memories..

September 07, 2017 | 3-minute read

PTSD, Trouble Sleeping, Suicide

Ways to Prevent Suicide in Your Community

Learn how to recognize the signs of suicide risk among Veterans you know and ways to support them through their mental health journey.

September 01, 2017 | 4-minute read

Feelings of Hopelessness, Suicide