The Newest Face of Trauma: Female Veterans

Posted by qmtroy on September 18, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

By Jenise Harmon, MSW, LISW


“Jessica” (pseudonym) was 18 years old when she enlisted in the Army. She was trained as a mechanic, and enjoyed what she did.

The Army provided her the family she didn’t have at home and a sense of belonging and stability. At the time, the United States was not engaged in a war. A year later, this would change.

Jessica was sent to Afghanistan. While there, she was injured when the truck she was driving hit a...

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Learn About the Impact of Sexual Trauma

Posted by qmtroy on April 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (0)

by Hans Petersen, VA Staff WriterThursday, April 11, 2013

Healing Starts With Knowing the Facts

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month when VA shares information about the impact of sexual trauma and the services VA has available for Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma (MST).

MST is the term used by VA to refer to sexual assault or repea...

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