Others going through the same challenges can help
Years after returning from Vietnam, David had nightmares and would startle and enter a defensive mode when woken up. Listening to other Veterans with the same challenges helped David realize he was not alone.
Check the MTC page to see how the VA can help with questions like:
“What are nightmares?” and
“If I’m having nightmares, what can I do about it right away?”
Non-VA LOCAL HELP
Know A Vet? presents this information and these national resource directories, not as a recommendation of any specific service or provider, but as a starting point for your own research.
Please feel free to use the check sheets Before, During and After the Medical Appointment at https://www.knowavet.org/before-during-and-after-a-medical-appointment/and Choosing a Medical Service Provider, at https://www.knowavet.org/choosing-a-medical-service-provider/, to help you in your search for the best help for your individual circumstances.
In addition, there may be other federal, state and local government or private resources for your individual needs. A VSO counselor https://www.knowavet.org/office-of-vet-services/ may be able to help you find them.