In addition to what is discussed on the page Adjustments from the VA, you might also want to look at the pages for: Aging; Bereavement; Civilian Life; Co-Workers; Isolation; Mourning; Retirement and; Transitioning from Service.

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Melissa deployed twice, was shot at, and saw friends become injured at the hands of enemy forces. When she came home, she had to readjust to being with her family again—a task that was harder than she anticipated. She also found she had changed and preferred to be isolated most of the time. Find out how she reached out to VA and got help.

Check the “VA on Adjustment Issues” page for complete descriptions and understand, with answers to questions like:

What is an adjustment disorder?

What are the signs of an adjustment disorder?

What can I do if I think I have an adjustment disorder?

Explore these resources for more information about flashbacks among Veterans.

Learn more about what you can do if you are experiencing specific concerns related to flashbacks, such as stress and anxiety, feeling on edge, posttraumatic stress, and effects of military sexual trauma.

National Center for PTSD
This website provides information, resources, and practical advice for Veterans, their family and friends, and the public when dealing with trauma.
www.ptsd.va.gov/public/index.asp

AfterDeployment
This website has wellness resources for Veterans and Service members, including information and self-help tools for posttraumatic stress and other issues they commonly experience.
www.afterdeployment.dcoe.mil

Moving Forward: Overcoming Life’s Challenges
Moving Forward is a free online educational and life-coaching program that teaches problem-solving skills to help you better handle life’s challenges. While it’s designed to be especially helpful for Veterans, Service members, and their families, Moving Forward teaches skills that can be useful to anyone with stressful problems.
www.veterantraining.va.gov/movingforward

Vet Center
If you are a combat Veteran, you can bring your DD214 to your local Vet Center and speak with a counselor or therapist — many of whom are Veterans themselves — for free, without an appointment, and regardless of your enrollment status with VA. In addition, any Veteran who was sexually traumatized while serving in the military is eligible to receive counseling regardless of gender or era of service.
www.va.gov/directory/guide/vetcenter.asp

VA Medical Center Facility Locator
Flashbacks may be related to other health conditions that need attention. VA provides world-class health care to eligible Veterans. Most Veterans qualify for cost-free health care services, although some Veterans must pay modest copays for health care or prescriptions. Explore your eligibility for health care using VA’s Health Benefits Explorer tool and find out more about the treatment options available to you.
www.va.gov/directory/guide/home.asp?isflash=1

 

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Other Resources

In addition to the above, there may be additional Federal, State and Local Government resources for you.  Your counselor, especially if s/he is a VSO counselor should be able to able to help you find them.
Learn more about what it feels like to live a better life.  Go to our "Self-Help page" to begin to explore other issues that can bring you All The Way Home.
Be sure to check out the "Claims and Appeals" topic to maximize your compensation and benefits for yourself and your loved ones.
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