Sexual trauma

Jesus Guzmán (right) and fellow Higher Ground veterans participate in a team-building exercise during a hike in Big Bear, Cal.
Libby Denkmann / American Homefront

At "recreational therapy" camps, outdoor activities and mindfulness help veterans with PTSD, sexual trauma, and other issues.

Natural light floods the hallways and community spaces at the new Bay Pines VA Mental Health Center in Florida. The center houses a special inpatient unit for sexual trauma survivors.
Bobbie O'Brien / American Homefront

Sexual trauma can be especially damaging for members of the military, where the perpetrator may be a commander and have access to weapons.