November 23, 2020 | 2-minute read
When Drew, a U.S. Army Veteran, transitioned out of military service, he faced depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder, and he withdrew from his family and friends. Treatment helped him address these challenges, and a heartfelt conversation with his dad helped rebuild his family bonds.
November 09, 2020 | 5-minute readPTSD, Flashbacks, Family and Relationships
For a Veteran facing a mental health challenge, the term “treatment” can mean counseling, medication, self-help approaches, peer support services, or some combination of those options.
October 26, 2020 | 4-minute readTrouble Sleeping, Depression, Problems with Drugs
Within weeks of returning home from Vietnam, Don got on with his civilian life, blocking out the trauma he experienced during the war. For more than 30 years, he buried his pain and anguish. Then came 9/11, and the memories it triggered forced Don to face his past.
September 21, 2020 | 4-minute readAnger and Irritability, Depression, Trouble Sleeping
This Suicide Prevention Month, take a moment to learn the warning signs for suicide.
September 14, 2020 | 5-minute read
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 readPTSD, Transitioning From Service, Suicide
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.
July 10, 2020 | 5-minute readTransitioning From Service, Trouble Sleeping, Feeling on Edge, Problems with Alcohol