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“I won't even think about [the traumatic event] but it's like on the day of, it just hits me.”

Guilermo Sanchez

US Army

War and Combat

During war or conflict, military Servicemembers and civilians are exposed to a number of potentially traumatic events. This exposure can increase their chances of having PTSD or other mental health problems.

  • Combat Exposure
    Stressors faced by military servicemembers are exposed to a number of potentially traumatic events. Find out more about stressors, and how the effects of military service can affect mental health.

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PTSD Information Voice Mail:
(802) 296-6300
ncptsd@va.gov
Also see: VA Mental Health