The pandemic has caused stress and fear for many of us. There’s a lot of unknowns and uncertainty still today.
For those with PTSD, this pandemic can be more than just a stressor. It can be a trigger. Many veterans say it brings back feelings of being in a war zone.
This last year has been a rollercoaster ride for Giovanna Bauman.
On the downside, her husband is stationed in another state, so they can’t see each other often.
“It’s difficult, but we’re making it work. We have a good foundation, so we’re making it work.”
But on the upside, she started working with the V-A in Tampa helping with COVID-19 vaccinations.
“I really like it because I’m being brought back to part of a team where we’re really needed.”
While the ups and downs seem standard in a pandemic year, Giovanna has a history with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.