Jenna Malone, Veteran Caregiver, Saved Her Marriage From PTSD

Her husband was different when he came home from deployment. Jenna married the love of her life, Isaac, in the United States Navy. He returned home from Afghanistan a changed man. Jenna started feeling stressed out herself.

U.S. Navy veteran and veteran caregiver Jenna Malone shares how seeking treatment for her secondary PTSD, also called secondary traumatic stress, compassion fatigue, or caregiver fatigue, helped her find the care her husband needed for his post-traumatic stress (PTSD) with help from Wounded Warrior Project's Operation Mend.

Posted on BrainLine January 20, 2023. Reviewed January 20, 2023.

About the author: Jenna Malone

When Jenna Malone’s husband, Isaac, came back from his second deployment in the Middle East, he was a very different man. A series of events during Isaac’s time in the Navy left him with painful and debilitating physical injuries, a traumatic brain injury, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The man who had always been supportive and active now relied on Jenna for nearly everything.

Jenna Malone, smiling, pressing against a tall tree