On Edge

Finding Help with Feeling on Edge

Many Veterans feel on edge after returning from deployment or living through a stressful situation. Hear Veterans discuss situations that set them on edge and how, after seeking out support, they were able to manage their triggers and cope better with daily life.

Check the VA page for hypervigilance to learn of help from them for questions like, “If I’m feeling on edge, what can I do about it right away?”

Additional Resources

  • Search for “PTSD” on FindHelp.org to find free or low-cost assistance related to PTSD.
  • For helpful information about hypervigilance, visit HealthLine and explore their talk therapy resources.
  • Gain valuable insights from Medical News Today which provides a wealth of helpful information on PTSD, hypervigilance, and other mental health topics.
  • The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers information and a helpline at 800-950-NAMI. In a crisis, you can also text “NAMI” to 741741.
  • Find therapists using the therapist locator provided by HelpPro. Visit HelpPro to access the locator tool.
  • Psychology Today has a comprehensive list of therapists across the country.

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 and 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.

VA, Government, and Organization 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.

Clicking here will bring you to a database of other VA services you can locate by zip code.

Please also check out our page on Filing Claims. We recommend that you do NOT file claims on your own.  If you do not file exactly the way the VA looks for information, it can take literally years for your claim to go back and forth before approval or denial.

The other resources listed, such as your local Veterans Service Office  (names vary by county), VSO counselor, VFW, etc., will help you determine what you are eligible for and file correctly for results in as little as a few weeks.

Learn More – Get More

Learn more about what it feels like to live your best life. Go to our Self Help page to explore other issues that can bring you “All The Way Home.”

Also, check out the Claims and Appeals topic to maximize 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!