I believe we’re all in this together
During the battle of Fallujah, Mike, a Marine officer, was wounded. He was told he had PTSD, but he thought it would go away on its own. He experienced severe headaches, problems with anger, and light sensitivity. After a friend encouraged him to seek support from VA, Mike began treatment for PTSD and TBI and is on the road to recovery.
Check the VA page https://www.maketheconnection.net/symptoms/noise-light-irritation/ to see how they can help with questions like:
“What is light irritation?” and
“If I’m experiencing noise or light irritation, what can I do about it right away?”
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.
It’s your turn to get your best life back! You EARNED it with your service!
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.