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Signs and Symptoms

Have you been feeling, acting, or thinking in ways that concern you or others, and you’re looking for ways to get a handle on the situation? Maybe your relationships, work, or daily activities are affected by what you’re going through. You may think what you’re dealing with is different from what other Veterans experience, and perhaps you’re unsure if there is anything you can do. Whatever your symptoms and whether they seem mild, moderate, or severe, there are steps you can take to make sure they don’t take over your life. Thousands of Veterans connect every day with resources and support and find ways to get their lives on a better track.

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Alcohol or Drug Problems

Using drugs or alcohol might be harming your health and relationships and could be a sign of substance misuse or dependence. Support and services are available to help Veterans deal with problems with alcohol or drugs and get their lives on a better track.

Trouble Sleeping

Sleep problems can interfere with relationships, work, physical health, and the ability to get through the day. Support is available to help Veterans sleep better and improve their quality of life.

Relationship Problems

Relationship problems can make it difficult to enjoy life – for you and for those you care about. There are effective resources available to help Veterans improve and strengthen their relationships.

Feeling on Edge

Hypervigilance—feeling like you’re constantly on guard—is a common response to a frightening, traumatic, or life-threatening experience, but it doesn’t have to interfere with your relationships, work, physical health, or ability to get through the day.

Social Withdrawal / Isolation

Social withdrawal and isolation can make it hard to enjoy life or relate to other people. There are steps you can take to get your life on a better track.