Angela | BBC Participant

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“After high school Dave had ended up a world away indeed. Two eight month deployments in Afghanistan had taken their toll. “He never slept while he was there because he was always on guard” Angela recounts.

Dave had been on the force that searched for IEDs. During one of those searches, an IED exploded.

The trauma and guilt Dave harbored from the incident was compounded with frequent nightmares, sleepwalking and substance abuse after he returned home. When Dave didn’t sleep well, neither did Angela. When Dave couldn’t face the world even to grab lunch, neither could Angela. Then there were the days he couldn’t even get out of bed.

– Angela | BBC Participant

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Angela's Story

#MyBBCStory"After high school Dave had ended up a world away indeed. Two eight month deployments in Afghanistan had taken their toll. “He never slept while he was there because he was always on guard” Angela recounts.Dave had been on the force that searched for IEDs. During one of those searches, an IED exploded.The trauma and guilt Dave harbored from the incident was compounded with frequent nightmares, sleepwalking and substance abuse after he returned home. When Dave didn’t sleep well, neither did Angela. When Dave couldn’t face the world even to grab lunch, neither could Angela. Then there were the days he couldn’t even get out of bed.- Angela | BBC ParticipantBuilding Better Caregivers is an online workshop to help Caregivers of all eras manage stress, deal with difficult emotions, and connect with other Caregivers for support. For Caregiver participation in Building Better Caregivers the Veteran , or the Veteran whom the Caregiver is caring for, must be enrolled in VA Healthcare. For more information visit:https://va.buildingbettercaregivers.org/

Posted by Building Better Caregivers on Thursday, November 2, 2017

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