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Dealing With Co-Workers

Fortunately, VA’s National Center for PTSD offers online resources for identifying the condition and how to get help for yourself, a friend or a family member. And the Department of Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury have put together some low-tech suggestions and high-tech apps that can help you or a loved one better manage holiday stress.

Of course, sometimes it helps to talk with a professional. And the responders and staff at the Veterans Crisis Line at the Department of Veterans Affairs make sure that they are accessible at all times, including the holiday season. The recent HBO film about the VA crisis linefeatures a sequence on Christmas Eve. The responders understand that PTSD and depression don’t take a holiday. If anything, they can become more intense at those times of year when people are expected to “make merry.”

Veterans and their loved ones can receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

  • Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
  • Chat online
  • Or send a text message to 838255

For more information, visit https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/.

And if you’re interested in a job on the Crisis Line or supporting Veterans in many other ways, please visit VA Careers.

Often when you get back to civilian life your co-worker’s discussions seem so petty that you just want to scream out loud to wake them up.  But you don’t because that would’t be a good career move.  You would like to be part of a calmer life, but you can’t just block out the camaraderie and experiences of what you’ve been through.

You don’t need to isolate yourself or self medicate.  Listen to how other vets have regained their best life possible in these videos. then give the San Jose Vet Center a call, at (408) 993-0729 to get back to your best.

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