Overcoming military sexual trauma

Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma share their stories. They describe the challenges they faced and how their lives were affected. Eventually, these men and women reached out for support. Hear how they were able to get on the road to recovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

What is military sexual trauma (MST)?

How can MST affect Veterans?

Why can MST be so harmful?

What should I know about treatment and VA services?

What can I do to help manage my reactions to my experiences of MST?

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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.

While we strongly urge you to take advantage of all you have earned through your service, we understand there are many reasons why you may prefer non-VA service providers. Here are some places to start:

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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.

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